can you feed "deer corn" to poultry?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by birdbrain5, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have found 50 lb bags of "deer corn" for $8. this is much cheaper than scratch grains and whatnot, and i'd like to start feeding some corn to my flock to strech feed and keep them warm during winter months. is there any difference in deer corn or just regular corn??
     
  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed it to our's with no problem. Alls it is, is whole kernel corn. Same thing
    they have in chicken scratch. [​IMG] Be sure to provide grit!
     
  3. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are close to clean ground price, and more then 50lb bags of layer feed at big box stores like TSC and Big R or Purina. Ask what the half ton price is.

    But to answer your question, sure, just watch for mold. They will eat some whole but more if it is cracked or ground/
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  5. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of the deer corn contains Aflotoxin that can cause issues in your flock. It will say right on the bag if it does.
     
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  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Wouldn't do it.
     
  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ought a bag for my flock and they don't really like it.
     
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:take a few handfuls and crack it. It's easier for them to eat that way.
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It might make them grow antlers
     
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