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Are corn cob leftovers ok for my girls?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Plucky Pullet, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2010
    We had corn on the cob for dinner, and I was just wondering if the cob leftover is ok to give my girls for breakfast treat?
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Yup! They will pick everything off of them!
    We've even been known to take them with us when we eat out - wonder what the waitstaff thinks? LOL
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    i feed my flock fresh corn, they love it
  4. stethomps

    stethomps Chicken Hugger

    Apr 19, 2008
    Franklin, IN
    They love it, and will pick the cob clean.
  5. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2010
    woo the girlies get an extra treat this morning. thank you, and I am sure if my girls could speak English they'd say thank you too.

    Just out of curiosity, other than potato peels, what is off the menu lefter-over wise?
  6. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    West Michigan
    My father in law grew sweet corn for his farm stand this summer and we enjoyed it almost every evening... and the girls gleaned every single missed kernel and yummy bit left on the cobs. Maybe that's why they're so big? There is a lot of protein and energy in corn.
  7. karsan

    karsan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2009
    Plucky, potato peels are totally all right if they are cooked
  8. MaKettle

    MaKettle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its one of my girls' favorite snacks....
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Mine love it. YOU may not be able to pull off any more corn with your teeth, but THEY sure can!
  10. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    They Love it.

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