Chickens Eating Corn Only

grauerholzfarm

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 11, 2011
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Farm- North Central Western
I have a flock of 75 chickens... ( It's my first time... My husband wanted 400 so I'm lucky I could talk him into only 75) I go out and check to see what they have eaten every night... For the past couple of weeks.... I have noticed that all they have eaten was the Shelled Corn in the feed leaving most of the meal behind... Has anyone else had this problem and if so how did you fix it.
 

Judy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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Corn is candy to chickens. Like children, you have to give the meal first and the treat in moderation. Commercial feeds have it ground up enough that it is not recognizable. Sounds like you are having someone prepare your feed? Perhaps they can adjust how it is prepared.
 

grauerholzfarm

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 11, 2011
16
0
22
Farm- North Central Western
Yes, The feedmill at the local coop is making it right now... It's like $10 for a 50 lb bag... We live on a Hog Farm so we have our own feedmill so we working on a formula for a little hens... I will have the corn smashed a little more...
 

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