Cracked Corn

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eddy Chicken, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been taking some cracked corn, putting it in the blender and crushing it up really small, and feeding a little to the chicks (4 weeks old) each night as a treat.
    When can we stop using the blender to chop it up so small? I was wondering if they'd choke on it or just swallow it like they do worms?
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    Thanks,

    Ed
     
  2. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute............i started giving my chicks scratch, when they were about a month old, they just ate the stuff that interested them, left the rest..
    no harm done
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be fine.
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave cracked corn and whole wheat grains along with lumps of adult food for momma when any chicks hatch. Momma breaks up the adult food for them and they eat little bits of cracked corn that they find as well as the chick crumbs.

    I've hatched hundreds of chicks and never had a chick choke/die.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  5. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of blending cracked corn what about corn meal? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a box of nails for them to eat [​IMG]
     
  7. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Galvanized too for extra calcium!. I'm in there installing roosting boards, wire, and other chicken stuff lol.

    It's been in the 30's and 40's at night and upper 50's low 60's daytime so I'm still bringing them in at night. I am tempted to leave them out tonight. They have a 250w red heat lamp hanging in the coop about 24" from the floor. Should I try it?

    Thanks,

    Ed
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  8. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course.
     

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