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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CHICKEN CRAZY1, Nov 6, 2013.
Is corn good for chickens or not? Is it okay if I give my chickens cracked corn?
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.
Is there any benifits of feeding corn?
Corn is high in calories though. Many people give their animals corn to help them gain weight or keep their weight up.
Okay. Only a treat then?
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.