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Messed up - bought shelled corn - what to do?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by monica, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. monica

    monica In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2008
    Hi all,
    I bought shelled corn not realizing it's different than cracked corn. My girls don't seem to like it - maybe because it's too hard? Any suggestions of what to do with shelled corn? My food processor can't crack it - it's too hard. Should I soak it or boil it? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i'd try to soak it and then boil it...serve it to them warm for the chilly winter mornings...[​IMG]
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Could make some mighty nice "Indian pudding" for people, too.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine eat it with no problem. It's actually better than cracked corn which starts losing it's nutrients once it's been cracked. If they aren't used to it, it may just take them a few days to get used to it.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  5. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Got goats or horses? They would LOVE it! [​IMG]
    Can't take it back?

    Don't know about cooking it, someone else will give their advise on that.
  6. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC
    Keep it in front of them. If you can get them used to it is much better than cracked because none of the volitale oils will be lost which is what they need in colder weather.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  7. monica

    monica In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2008
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll keep trying to give it to them. If that doesn't work, I'll try soaking/cooking it. I feel a little silly trying to take back a $4.99 bag of corn and I don't recall seeing cracked corn. So I just want to make this work. Thanks again for th suggestions. I'll have to look up the recipe for Indian pudding.

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