Cracked Corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken03, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    How often should I give my chickens cracked corn? Will to much be bad for them? Thanks for any help.
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just as a treat in the summer it can raise there body temp. However in the winter I feed it almost eveyday.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Cracked corn should be given as a treat, which it sounds like you understand from your post. A couple of handfuls throughout the day should be fine, some people like to feed corn right before the chickens are cooped up at night to try to keep them warm, and give them time to digest it throughout the night. The only real problem with giving too much corn would be that they would not get as much protein and nutrients that are found in normal laying feed.

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    Only problem is that they love it so much it would be easy to give them too much
    It is like candy to kids! and just about as good for them.
    Chicken crack!

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