organic cracked corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    is there a old post about good places to but organic feeds? in particular cracked corn, I am able to get the feeds fine but cant find the corn at all.
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    I'm trying to search but haven't found one yet.
     
  3. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I lived in the Midwest, we actually GREW our own dent corn for drying in the field and grinding/cracking for chicken feed. It easy, cheap and you can be as "organic" as you like. Nothing like the old ways!
     
  4. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might check backyardpoultrymag.com. It's a great magazine and they have lots of advertisers including ads for organic feed.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had problems finding organic cracked corn. So next year we are planning on growing our own. Just enough to give to the chickens on cold nights.
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    is making it just a matter of leaving it on the stalk to dry naturally and then grinding or crushing it a bit? Well whatever the process is I guess I will have to learn it, is ther a specific type of corn I should do this with? I have been ordering my seeds for spring.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You'll have to find a field corn. Sweet corn doesn't have enough starch to actually dry into a kernel looking like corn. I can't do it here, since our season is too short, or rather, too cool. It has so few heat days that short season sweet corn is all we can do.
     

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