Feeding corn in winter

hefalumpmom

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
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I read somewhere that mixing cracked corn in chicken (and duck) feed was a way to help them keep warm in the winter because corn causes body heat generation. I have been adding it to their feed at a ratio of about 2 parts layer crumbles to 1 part cracked corn on cold days. Does it really do them any good, or is it just a treat for them?
 

hefalumpmom

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
29
0
37
Missouri
So it's just a calories thing? They do seem to like it, so as long as there is no harm. By the same token, it is then ok to give them corn in the summer then?

Thank you for clearing up the wives' tale!
 

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