can chickens eat corn off the husk? ( uncooked )

karlamaria

Songster
8 Years
Jan 30, 2011
2,339
59
246
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
 

EncinoMan

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
73
0
29
Encino
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!
 

Stacykins

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 19, 2011
4,355
223
258
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.
 

kevlar

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
76
2
43
Mine go nuts for it! I break it in half so they cant fight over it so much
 

gratch73a

Chirping
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
25
2
79
Plessis Ny
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:

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom