Corn meal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by llama-mama, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. llama-mama

    llama-mama Hatching

    I have about 10,000 pounds of corn meal.....Can the chickens eat this? I assume they can as long as it is mixed with their scratch, or just as a treat.

    It came from the local bakery when they found bugs in it they were not able to use it so instead of them tossing it....I got it.
  2. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    How lucky for you and they may even have some bugs for dessert. I am sure they can eat corn meal, one of their favs is corn. I feed mine corn totillas and they do not leave a crumb.
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    they will love you and make you their queen. are you ready for that type of adulation?

    mix with a little water and make some mash is what i do. you might could just give it dry in a pan, they'd probably pick it happily. but i mix with water. sort of like dough but not cooked.



    if they are super lucky then i add a little vegetable oil to the mix and i actually get lifted onto their shoulders. the problem there is i weigh slightly more than a chicken. and they don't realize that til afterwards. a problem i'm still working out.
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  4. llama-mama

    llama-mama Hatching

    LOL!! Ya, I am ready....

    I thought they could and knew they would....just didn't know if it should be mixed with their normal feed.
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    wow what a score,that would be great for pigs too with some water or milk,if you have pigs that is
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  6. llama-mama

    llama-mama Hatching

    I do raise pigs during the summer months and I mix it with their feed.
  7. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    I f it is self rise just watch the salt content.
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I agree with pickles suggestion. If you mix it with hot water and keep it thick (like you are making cornbread batter) it will be like a mash. It will help keep them good and warm through the cold days of winter. You could even chop a few boiled eggs with the shells, add yogurt, etc and offer it as a VERY healthy treat. Good stuff in means excellent eggs coming out.

    Lucky you!
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  9. llama-mama

    llama-mama Hatching

    I am so excited to be getting back in to chickens. I miss the eggs. They are so expensive in the stores right now and well....I don't like much that comes from the store that I can make, produce or grow myself.

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