Sometimes a little elbow greese is required, but free food is often available for the asking. My children and I gleaned a neighbor's field and filled five 55 gallon drums with corn, still on the cob. We're going out tonight for some more before we get any more snow. Another neighbor suggested (and offered) that I grind it up, cob and all, and fed it to my chickens. He said his dad used to do that, and the chickens ate the corn and tossed out the cob pieces, eventually making a nice corncob bedding.