Corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CHICKEN CRAZY1, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is corn good for chickens or not? Is it okay if I give my chickens cracked corn?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Depending on the country (if corn is grown there) corn is the primary ingredient in chicken feed. Most people feed cracked corn as a treat.
    In the USA, almost all corn is GMO. So if you don't mind feeding GMO crops then it is OK.
    Corn is very low in protein, (8-10%) so if corn makes up a significant portion of the diet the birds may be deficient in protein. It also isn't very high in vitamins and minerals.
     
  3. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there any benifits of feeding corn?
     
  4. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn is high in calories though. Many people give their animals corn to help them gain weight or keep their weight up.
     
  5. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay. Only a treat then?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Unless you mix your own feed from a good recipe, any additional stuff after their chicken feed should be limited to 10% of the total diet.
     

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