Do you feed whole kernals of corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Growing up, we would feed field corn right off of the cob to the chickens as a treat. Now, these days it seems like everything is cracked. With the rize in feed prices, I am thinking about growing some field corn. But I don't own or know of anyone who owns a cracker.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    My girls LOVE corn on the cob!! They clean it off perfectly every time!
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    What about Indian Corn. I always grow enough to use for deocrating in the fall, then I never know what to do with it. It should be fine, correct?
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    We tried this past fall--we gave them some hardened feed corn, but they seemed not to like it. Cracked corn otoh, they love that.
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Mine love corn on the cob and canned corn
  6. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    My neighbor, who is in her 70s gives her chickens whole dry corn in the winter time, and that's it. I know a lot of people would give her a hard time over it, but she's had chickens forever, and that's what she has always done. She gives them a mix of layer mash and corn in the summer.
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    i just feed my chickens in the winter whole corn.

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