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Dried corn for feed ( not cracked )

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mikecraig1157, May 18, 2017.

  1. Mikecraig1157

    Mikecraig1157 New Egg

    May 18, 2017
    Is it okay to feed them whole kernel dried corn or does it have to be cracked?
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Young birds might have issues swallowing it, but as long as you provide grit, adults can have it
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Feb 15, 2017
    Try fermenting the whole corn. Your chikens will love it.
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Most grown chickens(or almost grown) like whole corn better than cracked----they eat it like it was candy. Being the protein is so low on corn, I give them some as a treat instead of a pile they would probably eat then not eat the better feed.
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  5. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2017
    Independence MO
    ?? Would corn be helpful in the winter since it is higher in natural sugars to help keep them warm? We used to feed our horses corn only in the winter and also sweet feed (sorghum(milo) and other grains)
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    A lot of people in the winter fill their chickens up on whole corn late in the evening to help keep them warmer on the cold nights. I feed my chickens some whole corn year round but as stated above---a little as a treat---not their main food.

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