Cracked wheat???

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

  1. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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???
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    Zoƫ
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed 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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