May I feed....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tekah, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. tekah

    tekah New Egg

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    Fresh corn silk and husk?
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Mine eat the corn but leave the silk and husk. I would like to know about lima beans though. I have a bag of lima beans that my dh bought but we'll never eat before they get freezer burn. LOL
     
  3. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try... (mine always eat the kernels and leave the rest) but be sure they have access to grit... all that cellulose is difficult for them to digest.
     
  4. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys are joking, right?
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Joking?
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    If you guys are talking about scratch then it is bad to give them scratch in summer time because it raises their body temp.
     
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  7. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens leave the silks and husks. My horses love them!
     
  8. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:No not scratch. Fresh corn, silk, husk. [​IMG]
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:No not scratch. Fresh corn, silk, husk. [​IMG]

    Oh okay.
     
  10. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went to a Labor Day / Football get-together Saturday and they had some fresh boiled corn with the husks still on them. I took a few home for the chickens. I pulled the husks off and left the husks and ears for the chickens. They devoured the ears of corn in a matter of minutes, but left the husks. Evidently, mine don't like the husks?
     

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