Cracked Corn question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sunnychooks, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    1,164
    12
    204
    Jul 21, 2007
    NJ
    I have bags of whole dried corn kernels. Can I make cracked corn by simply crushing it or taking a hammer to it? Or is there something else that needs to be done to it? What is the best way to "crack" it?
     

  2. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

    1,849
    32
    171
    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Ohhhh.. Good luck on that..[​IMG]
    I know of no easy way to do it without a grinder..[​IMG]

    You can feed it whole, or get yourself a cheap grinder off ebay or something. I got one for under $30 and grind my own grains fresh.

    Yes cracked corn is just that... Corn that is ground or cracked.
    ON
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    1,355
    12
    151
    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    You could use a hammer, but that would take a long time and a lot of effort. If your chickens are standard sized, they should be able to eat it whole.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by