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High Yield Open Pollinated Corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CluckyJay, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was doing some research and trying to find an open pollinated variety of corn to grow for the livestock. I want a type that produces well. Were in zone 7/8-ish in Tennessee and have excellent soil/sun.

    Any ideas?


    Found some information to browse through.

    http://www.organicriskmanagement.umn.edu/corn_prod9.html
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll try and get in touch with them. [​IMG]

    I am going to order the mangels from Johnny's for next year. I think they'll be a good addition for the goats and chickens.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    There's also Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. They have varieties that do well further south. They have some flint/dent corn types as well as two types of gourdseed.

    http://www.southernexposure.com/
     
  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! With these links maybe I can actually get some going next year. [​IMG]
     
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  8. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds good. Since I don't have many animals, I can afford to spend a bit extra for less seed. Just as long as I get a goodly amount of food from it. Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is for the chickens, I suggest field corn or dent corn instead of sweet corn. It will store better.

    Perhaps try Bloody Butcher or Trucker's Favorite.

    There have been a couple of really good companies already recommended.
     
  10. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    I am looking into that Bloody Butcher. I got my Baker's Creek catalog yesterday. I did a little jump for joy. Everyone of their awesome catalogs is like a subscription to a gardening magazine, LOL.
     

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