Home made ground corn.....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MaDonnaG, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. MaDonnaG

    MaDonnaG New Egg

    Jan 27, 2015
    I have two Bantam Brahmas. I put some unpopped popcorn kernels into my coffee grinder to make my own cracked corn. What I forgot to do was clean the coffee grind residue out of the grinder. Am I correct in assuming that coffee grinds are bad for chickens, even in a small amount? Also, would this be an acceptable method to use unpopped popcorn kernels if I properly clean the grinder? Thanks
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Unless it was a huge amount of residue it shouldn't hurt them. Who knows if the taste or smell will turn them off to it. If you are just using it for a treat I would just give it to them whole. They have excellent ability to grind whole foods with their gizzards.

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