Is dry corn on the cob okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gachickeeper, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if the dry corn on the cob in the bags for feeding birds is ok to feed to my chickens as a treat?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I feed it to my birds as a treat in the winter on really cold days. They like to peck it off the cob. I'd be careful about feeding too much in the summer heat tho.
     
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been feeding it to my 10 week olds, they're doing great and strip that cob bare!
     
  4. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog Out Of The Brooder

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    At winter we do that!
    When we bought are farm there were some dry corn on the cob on the ground, so we saved them and fed them to the chickens.
     
  5. poussin_noir

    poussin_noir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just wondering why you recommend not feed the corn in the summer, does the feeding off the cob exert the hen too much causing them to over eat? Or is corn not a good food for the summer?
    I'm new and don't have my chicks, sorry if this is a well known fact, i'm still learning. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Just wondering why you recommend not feed the corn in the summer, does the feeding off the cob exert the hen too much causing them to over eat? Or is corn not a good food for the summer?
    I'm new and don't have my chicks, sorry if this is a well known fact, i'm still learning. [​IMG]

    Cracked corn or shell corn gives off heat and stay in the crop for along time, thats one reason to feed it in the winter on cold blustery evenings...helps keep the birds warm overnight...
     
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
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    I've been giving the chickens handfuls (scattered) of cracked corn when I let them out to range,m and mixing some in their feed. Should I not be doing this in the summer, or just limit the amount I give them?
     
  8. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    This may seem like a stupid question, can we feed our hens fresh corn on the cob. Usually after we are done with cooked corn, we will give them the left overs (if they have been cut off the cob) or peices no one has eaten, is this still something that needs to be kept for cool nights?
     
  9. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fresh corn on the cob is fine [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Fresh corn is fine and so is canned but cracked, scratch or shelled holds in heat and thats not good in this hot nasty summer weather....
     

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