"corn free?" chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by carousel, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Songster 10 Years

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    I had someone ask me if there was a corn free feed they could feed their chickens because someone in the family has cancer and doc wants even the layers not to be eating corn? anyway, I'm asking!
    thanks!
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

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    Corn is good for chickens in small amts. but too much can make them faaaaaat!
     
  3. carousel

    carousel Songster 10 Years

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    I might not have been clear,
    she was wondering if there was a corn free commercial chicken feed - she was not talking about treats. I have never heard of a commercial feed w/o corn. Has anyone?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I have not heard of one. May have to do a self-mix.
     
  5. carousel

    carousel Songster 10 Years

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    thanks,
    there is a local mill I gave her the contact info maybe they can make a feed for her.
    c
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    I have seen corn free ones, but I think they were also organic (i.e. $$$). It's a bigger movement than you'd think, since Micahel Polin's book came out.

    I know two separate farmers who grind their own chicken feed, simply so they can market "soy free" eggs and broiler meat. Some people with allergies apparently cannot have it otherwise.

    The mechanism by which soy (or corn for that matter) becomes part of the chicken which is then past on to the human causing a reaction, I could not begin to explain, though.
     
  7. carousel

    carousel Songster 10 Years

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    Thanks,
    as I said I gave her a mill name, she is getting 20 chickens so maybe she can order enough at a time t make it worth it.
     

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