Corn for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rocky Top Chick, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep hearing about cracked corn. Is that corn that has been crushed. I have a lot of whole corn, but can they digest whole corn.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yes they can eat and will love whole corn. Cracked corn is dried and broken up. Creamed corn is OK too, and mine will wait under the suet feeders and eat suet with cornmeal. I also give them popcorn mostly popped, but sometimes the unpopped kernals as well.
    Most people suggest keeping corn as a treat in small amounts, as it is not the most nutritious food.

    Imp
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whole corn as in deer corn? Mine can't eat it, it's too big, we do cracked corn.

    I've heard you can soak whole corn overnight and it will soften so your birds can eat it......................or are yall talking about like people corn? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like deer corn, that is why I am concerned.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I was thinking whole corn as in people corn.

    Imp- Not foot corns [​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    keep hearing about cracked corn. Is that corn that has been crushed. I have a lot of whole corn, but can they digest whole corn.

    Your talking Feed/Field Corn?
    You can feed it to them whole they should eat it..
    The other thing you could look into if you have a lot of corn say around 300 lbs is see if you mill will roll or crack it for you..

    Chris​
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Yes, do not feed those [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed cracked corn to my "big" girls. They love it! When I shake the can, it is very funny to watch them run to get it!
     
  9. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw them our corn cobs and left overs. they love those too!
     

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