Can I give 12week olds field corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Quadog, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2009
    Can I just toss a few ears in the run & let them go at it ??
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I've never done this but I don't see why not. Whenever my family eats cob corn, we throw the cobs out for the chooks and they love to clean them up. Keeps them busy for awhile and once the cobs are stribbed bare, we throw them in the compost.
  3. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2009
    I was just wondering if the kernals would be too big or hard for them to digest yet.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I do it all the time.
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Mine are about 24 - 26 weeks old. We had some corn get too mature for us to eat this summer. I left it on the stalk. About once a week I have been picking several ears and tossing it in the run. They love it. It keeps them busy for a couple of hours. Most of it is dried up now but they don't seem to care. I will probably pick the rest of it today and give it to them. I had to throw away a couple of ears yesterday because they had some mold on them. Our fall rains have started. The rest of it will probably get moldy quickly if it does not get eaten within the next couple of days.
  6. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2009
    Quote:I see my girls eat dirt and pebles all the time. So my guess is kernals should be ok. But then again this is my fist time with chicks also [​IMG] Scotty
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    It will be fine---I do it all the time [​IMG]

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