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

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    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!

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Jimmy cracked corn and my chickens don't care
     

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