Is there a simple way to crack corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by harleyjo, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in corn country and there was a corn spill nearby and when they finished cleaning up what they wanted we then went out there in the ditch and got at least 500 pounds of shelled corn. I need to crack it though for the chickens. I can't afford to go out and buy a cracker or big corn mill . Is there a cheap way to do this?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You don't need to crack it....I go out to our corn field after we're done harvesting and pick up the ears the combine missed. I throw it in on the cob and they peck it off and eat it whole. They digest it fine whole.
     
  3. rnoyster

    rnoyster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I you know someone that has a chipper/shreader for limbs and leaves etc. they work like a champ! I sit mine on a trailer so that I don't have to stay bent over and just tie a fees bag to the out chute. You can feed it into the ingoing chute with a shovel and it will crack it real well. If you want it finer, just run it through again. If I run mine through 3-4 times, it comes out like cornmeal and the little chicks can eat it like starter!
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replys!
     

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