Feeding chickens pop corn how much protein

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pigeonguy, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not find how much protein is in popped popcorn by percent. Can anyone help me out?
    I live by a popcorn factory.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Usually less than 10% protein.
     
  3. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what find on unpopped. All I find on popped is by grams
     
  4. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure unpopped and popped won't be much different....corn isn't very high in protein at all...you'd be better off feeding sunflower seeds if protein is what you want.
     
  5. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunflowers are only 10 to 15 percent protein and high in cholesterol. Popcorn is very nutritious way more than regular corn and has a lot of usable vitamins. Plus it is cheap in 50 pound bags factory direct.
    I found this.
    1 cup of air-popped popcorn has about 30 calories, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 1 gram of protein per serving. It has no no saturated fat, trans fats or cholesterol. You'll also find manganese, folate, niacin, vitamin A, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium in popcorn.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4331807

    It is $10 a 50 pound bag now same as cracked corn but better nutrition. My mash is 19% protein so no worries there. I will call Teelee popcorn tomorrow and ask them. OH and it is NON GMO not that I stay GMO free just saying from what I have read they have not gotten there with popcorn yet.
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Why would you want to pop it? Just feed it as is.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Popcorn and Yellow Dent is very similar nutritionally to one another.
    Popcorn is slightly in protein but lacks in energy M.E.

    Protein ---
    Yellow Dent - 8.5
    Popcorn - 10.6

    Fiber ---
    Yellow Dent - 2.3
    Popcorn - 1.8

    Fat ---
    Yellow Dent - 3.6
    Popcorn - 4.9

    M.E. (kcal/kg) ---
    Yellow Dent - 3412
    Popcorn - 3247


    Note that some of the additional proteins that are found in popcorn are from non-essential amino acids that are not nutritional significance when fed to some livestock.


    Chris
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Lucky you. My flock LOVES popcorn!
     
  9. PeepinChicken

    PeepinChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love popcorn o_O
     
  10. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Popped or unpopped
    Please elaborate on this in any way have read a lot of you stuff and your opinion is valued.
    So what about these minerals in the pop corn.

    manganese, folate, niacin, vitamin A, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium in popcorn.
    are they in dent corn and are they the same percentage better or worse.
    It is also GMO free from what I gather they have not come up with a strain that will pop good when genetically modified.They can get it to resist weed killers and other things but not pop good afterwords Now I know you have seen my post on not being GMO free Because I believe in GMC's you were replying on that thread when I typed it anyway (that relates to news reports in the 80's of chicken egg embryos being injected with growth hormones) But I thought since the source is there why not.
     

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