blue corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kimf, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to purchase cracked blue corn for chickens or red/brown? My son wants to do a Science Fair Project on color preference in chicken diet. I did a quick Google search and didn't see anything. I will look more in depth, but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks!!
     
  2. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I am hopeful we can get a 10 pound bag donated. I would rather not dye cracked corn, but for the small amount the chickens would be fed, I guess we could.
     
  4. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If his experiment is supposed to be color based, you'd want to have the same exact food (tasting) in different colors. So get regular corn and dye it. The running thought is that red is an attractive color to them it would be an excellent experiment to see if red really does attract them.
     
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I've seen blue corn meal for sale before at Whole foods.
     

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