Cracked wheat???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenCrazy8, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Songster

    Jan 16, 2012
    Canada, Ottawa
    My Coop
    My Grandma has tons of wheat and she said she could bring it up with her grinding machine so I could feed my chickens cracked wheat. So, can chickens eat cracked wheat or is it unhealthy??? If it is healthy could I just use it as scratch???
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Either way. A single grain, be it corn, barley, wheat, milo, etc are all wonderful, but a a solo feed any of them would fall very short in providing the dietary needs of the birds.

    I'd never turn down free grain, but I'd find a way to balance it with a gamebird feed and/or other higher protein feeds.

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