Can Chickens eat Sweet Corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CB78, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. CB78

    CB78 Just Hatched

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    Can chickens eat sweet corn? I assume so but just making sure. If they can, can the corn be eaten cooked as well as raw and do the kernels have to be cracked.

    Thanks!

    -CB78
     
  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her is a piece of vital info. They will not eat what is poisonous or not good for them. And yes, they love sweet corn cooked or raw.
    (I would also suggest giving them watermelon as a treat. They go crazy for it.)
     
  3. CB78

    CB78 Just Hatched

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    Ok thanks for the info. Does it matter if the kernels are whole or cracked?
     
  4. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens love sweet corn. Open a can of corn and watch them go nuts eating it all up.

    Cooked or uncooked, they love corn on the cob.

    ...no it does not need to be cracked, as long as they have access to some form of grit.

    Happy happy happy girls....
     
  5. CB78

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    Thanks, I appreciate the information!
     
  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with the chickens!
     
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  7. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    My chickens LOVE corn on the cob or left over canned corn, but they will not eat cracked corn feed or kernels of corn in scratch feed. I guess they only like it cooked.
     
  8. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    Okay..that is interesting. I have seen the same thing as well.

    I wonder if the corn heats up their metabolism...they,ll eat it in the winter, but not very much in the spring, and almost not at all in summer.
     
  9. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Mine won't unless it has salt and lots of butter.
    But they have to put their teeth in first.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's true they can eat it but, it is hard to pry the kernels loose from their braces.
     

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