Can't I just feed my chickens cracked corn?

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Purina, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Purina

    Purina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2014
    A: This has been a question that we’ve received a lot lately. We recommend viewing cracked corn as a treat for chickens. Whole corn is even harder to digest and some hens may not eat it if they are used to a more digestible layer feed.

    Think of treats and snacks for chickens like candy for kids. If offered a complete meal or a bowl of M&Ms, many kids would choose the M&Ms - but they'd then be lacking on essential nutrients.

    To provide the necessary nutrients for egg-laying, we make it a goal on our farm to provide 90 percent of the diet through a complete layer feed and then offering treats and snacks sparingly.

    What 90/10 complete feed and treat combination do you feed your flock? Tell us in the comments below!

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Jimmy cracked corn and my chickens don't care

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