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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Drosera, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I bought a 25 kilo bag of whole "round" corn yesterday. Winter is quickly coming upon us, and I was wondering how much I should give them? Should it be mixed with their regular "layer" food, or be given seperately? Anything else I should know about corn feeding?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I feed mine a mixture of layer and grain and get good results. Corn is not a complete diet for a chicken.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I forgot to add [​IMG]
     
  4. chickensforever

    chickensforever Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd give it separately, kind of like scratch. Just make sure not to feed too much of it, because everything your hens need is in the layer feed. The corn does help raise their body temperature though, so a handful in the afternoon can help keep them comfy at night.
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    When I put my girls away in late afternoon I sprinkle some corn around on coop floor on shavings. They then really do a good job of stirring up the shavings for me while getting in some corn for cold night.[​IMG]

    Do not feed them corn during hot weather !!!!:mad:
     

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