Feeding Chickens Corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickyBoy417, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ChickyBoy417

    ChickyBoy417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lately I have been giving my chickens Whole Shelled Corn, it is a bag of corn that is pretty old. Its not moldy or anything and it seems fine. Its hard and im worried my chickens won't be able to digest it.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Two concerns: make sure it isn't deer corn, which can be high in alfatoxins.

    Also, make sure they have access to grit or free ranging to pick up some sharp gravel to grind the corn in their gizzards. In order to digest whole grains they need grit. You can buy grit at the feed store (size #3 cherrystone grit for adult chickens) or they can find rocks in the soil. They can digest it fine with grit.
     

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