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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dalostshaker, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. dalostshaker

    dalostshaker In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2008
    Wilmington, NC
    I discovered a great summertime snack! A farmer friend of ours gave us a whole bunch of corn a few weeks ago. He had it partially shucked and stored in foodsaver bags so that we could freeze it and have corn on the cob through the winter.
    I had my doubts about how it would taste so the other night I cooked up a few ears and it was awful! The corn must have had too much water in it because it was more like creamed corn on the cob.
    I decided that on these really hot Southern days to throw a few ears in the coop and see what the girls think of it. They love it! I mean, of course they love the corn, but the chilly treat is also cooling them down in the heat of the day!
    Maybe I should start playing some ice cream truck music for them! [​IMG]
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    I've thrown mine some frozen corn on the cob that was freezer burned really badly. You're right, they love it!
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Cornsickles are a great idea. I'll have plenty of overripe corn coming up, so I'll try that. I tend to like my corn-on-the-cob more underripe and overripe, anyway.

  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    corn is the thing everyone agrees about here... chickens, ducks and goats. i toss the husks to the goats and then let the chickens and ducks go for what's left on the cob. then the goats come back and eat the cob itself.
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    My MIL gave me a few bags of frozen peas. When I discovered they were a little freezer burnt I took the "block" of frozen goodies to the girls. They loved it! It cooled them down AND gave them something to do!
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    what a great idea!.[​IMG]...and also ...picklespickles...i will have to try giving some to my goats also!...Wendy

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