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opinions on corn

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I have been feeding my pigeons cracked corn . Talked  to a old time pigeon breeder today. He told me not to feed them cracked corn, only use shelled corn. He said the cracked corn will scratch there  throats and could poke a hole in the crop. Witch could cause a lot of problems.    Any opinions.       Thanks Jim

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cracked corn is linked to causeing canker in pigeons also it molds faster cracked corn is not good for pigeons  first where is the heart  of the kernal  in the sack you bought or the next sack.that is why you buy feed corn i have never heard of cracked corn in a pigeon feed  you pay more for cracked  corn   most doves and pigeons can eat whole corn  so why use cracked corn  if you think whole corn is to big get some pop corn  this is also used in some pigeon  mixes or do what i  do feed chicken laying pellets  when it gets cold put some whole corn  out and let them eat  it if they want   

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Thanks Larry lofts, the cracked corn is not in my pigeon feed. I mix pigeon feed , game bird grower , and cracked corn.I never seen cracked corn in pigeon feed either now that you brought it up. Should have caught that myself. Always learning something new all the time.  Thanks for the info. will change over to whole corn.        Thanks Jim

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