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can chickens eat corn off the husk? ( uncooked )

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karlamaria, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    I went and bought corn yesterday and was wondering if the chickens can eat it off the husks? If so do I hang it or what? Thanks
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Do you mean off the cob? Either way they can eat it just fine if you toss some ears in to them.
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    i have done that before, they love it!! it is a nice treat and will keep them entertained [​IMG]
  4. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    Mine won't eat it off the cob...they just peck at it a few times and walk away. Of course they're happy to gobble it down if I cut the kernels off with a knife. Spoiled, lazy birds! [​IMG]
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Mine eat every piece of corn they can possibly get off the cob. It is picked clean after a few minutes with them. I give them the cobs after eating most of the corn off, since there is stuff there beaks can get that my teeth can't! Then again, I always buy a few just for the chooks when buying sweetcorn for dinner.

    Since I eat sweetcorn raw with nothing added (don't knock it 'til you try it!), the chooks get it raw off the cob like me.
  6. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Mine love it.
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours do. DH picks an ear every so often to see the progress. Some are pretty soft and some are starting to dent but the chicks eat them all.
  8. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2011
    Mine go nuts for it! I break it in half so they cant fight over it so much
  9. gratch73a

    gratch73a Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2012
    Hendersonville NC
    Mine peck the cob clean! It's a great treat and with all the corn fields around it's free 'til harvested! Anyway back to the subject i've found also that what is not at first eaten usually is eaten later.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  10. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2012
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Mine love for me to hang it. Not only do they get a treat, they also have fun....

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