feeding layers with popcorn as a daily snack

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by veyron, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. veyron

    veyron New Egg

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    is it advisable to feed chickens that are laying eggs popcorn as a morning snack?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I personally would not feed them popcorn.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Popcorn makes good feed.
     
  4. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why? JUst curious.
    Mine love it and I lace it with black pepper.
    Patti
     
  5. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the BYC gang! You're gonna love this place!

    I'll let someone else more knowledgeable answer the popcorn question. I can't see any problems with popcorn, but variety is always better than the same 'treat' every day.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I do but not the hard kernals that don't pop. They seem much harder than any seed or grain that they can grind in the gizzard.
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I feed them plain popcorn sometimes, just not the salted, buttery kind.
     
  8. veyron

    veyron New Egg

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    Thanks for the comments. I got into the habit of feeding my chickens popcorn because they really love it and even look forward to it. When i walk to the coop they are ready for it. I asked because I began to see the egg shell easily cracking and wondered if the popcorn was substituting important dietary requirements for solid egg layers. Today I begin to provide them "scratch" which is corn and a few other nut s and what not for them to graze on to stay busy. In a few weeks I will be able to determine the effects. They love tomatoes too!![​IMG]
     
  9. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pop corn has no nutrition value whatsoever.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quote:Why? JUst curious.
    Mine love it and I lace it with black pepper.
    Patti

    I have ducks and crunchier food tends to be harder for them to chew on.
     

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