# If........

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BarredBuff, Nov 23, 2010.

1. ### BarredBuffSongster

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I grew six 45 ft. rows of field corn for the chickens and ducks. Say I had 30 chickens and 5 ducks, and gave them 3 cobs of corn a day. How long would that feed them?

2. ### RIBillChirping

Nov 7, 2010
Reminds me of middle school math word problems. So what speed was train A going?

Seriously, though, the length of row is less useful. I could guestimate that you got 2.5 ears per plant and you had 18" between plants or you could just say that you have 450 ears of corn. Assuming that is correct, it would last you 150 days, assuming you can keep it dry and free of rats, mice, etc.

One caveat... I hope you aren't asking how long they can subsist on nothing but 3 ears of corn per day. They would get far too many carbs and would get extremely fat.

3. ### BarredBuffSongster

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Just as a treat to free ranging.....

4. ### Organics NorthSongster

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I say plant it and find out BarredBuff !!!!!!!!
It is fun to plant things for the chickens..
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5. ### can you hear me now?Songster

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Food for thought. Take the previous answer and then plant a decent protein bean, and maybe some sunflower seeds and you can make a more complete feed. I know I don't know all but protein is a must.

6. ### HeritageHensChirping

Aug 9, 2010
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And me, being Miss Frugal, would suggest that you not waste space planting *just* corn - plant the three sisters ! Corn and squash (or maybe just the guts) for the chickens and squash/beans for you!

I would love to have that much space.

Last edited: Nov 23, 2010