FEEDING MASA HARINA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marymac, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'M NEWBIE HERE;

    I have a 5lb. bag of this masa harina or corn flour I am not going to use. I was gona throw it away,. would it be ok to feed my guinea chicks with , or better to just pitch it? Thanks marymac
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hmmm... That's a good question! When in doubt, I never do it. I wish I could be of more help, but I'm not certain what the answer would be. Like I said, when in doubt...

    [​IMG] !!!
     
  3. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use it to bake something like birdie bread or birdie muffins. Add in shredded or frozen veggies. Cut it into cubes/blocks and freeze until they are a little older and feed as a treat.
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

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    Quote:That sounds like a great idea, Linda!

    Welcome to the forum, marymac! Hope you enjoy hanging around us chicken addicts! [​IMG]
     
  5. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the suggestions. i think i will just wait and bake something for them when they are a bit bigger. I feel I have so much to learn and I can't stop reading about chicks. There is so much info on the internet. Mostly I keep coming here, thats why I subscribed. I like it here.

    marymac
     
  6. TheMarshain

    TheMarshain New Egg

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    I was in the same dilemma today. I'd made tamales for Christmas eve and still have over half a bag left. I found a recipe for polenta . . . Mix 1 c. cold water with one cup masa harina (corn flour) and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Then add 2 3/4 c boiling water and whisk the lumps out.

    Fearing the worst case scenario, I then added some frozen kale and frozen raspberries, along with some olive oil and minced garlic. Waiting for it to solidify. I could wait until tomorrow and fry it up, but it's super cold out there today and I want to get this into the chickens asap.

    The original recipe for the fried polenta is found at http://myjournalkohn.blogspot.com/2012/07/fried-polenta-for-breakfast.html
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can just save the masa and use it to thicken chili. That's really good, adds a corn flavor! I also add it to savory type muffins in place of about 1/3 of the flour, makes the muffins a little heartier.

    Or, you can just feed it to the birds. It's just ground corn. Baking it into something probably helps them not waste so much.
     

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