can our 8 week old have leftover canned corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    my brother had a container full of canned corn that he was fishing with and told me to take it. It has been in my fridged and I am getting ready to clean that out so I am trying to figure out what I can give the chicks. The main thing is that container of corn.
     
  2. areyoumymother

    areyoumymother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me I def would give it to them .... I just gave my chicks 2 ears of corn leftover from memorial day BBQ..... They have been in fridge all this time, kernels are shrively but no mold.
     
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Okay, it's getting late now, nearly their bedtime I can hear them getting restless outside in the run, so I will give it to them in the morning.
     
  4. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    It is okay to give them corn on the cob, but check the canned corn to see the sodium content first. Salt can be toxic and canned veggies usually have lots of salt.
     
  5. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:Umm, it's not in the can anymore, it s in another container. It's been in my fidge for a few weeks but is not moldy or anything.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure, give it to them. You can run some water over it to rinse off any salt, but they'll love it, I bet.
     
  7. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they won't eat it, I will...
     
  8. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds live for corn. Once a week we get my 4 y/o daughter one of those Kid Cuisine frozen meals as a special treat and she hates the corn, so I give it to the chickens still frozen. They go nuts over it.
     
  9. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    Quote:Rinsing should remove enough of the salt. Good idea!
     
  10. chickenscott

    chickenscott Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls favorite treat! Yes rinse the salt off, would not give too much at once! good stuff!
     

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