Ornamental Indian corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Anna_MN, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1/4 pound of Autumn Explosion Indian corn seed from Jung. I was wondering if chickens could eat this? I don't really have a use for it except setting out a few ears to decorate in the fall. I'm curious if I could give it to my laying hens as a treat every once in a while.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the seed hasn't been treated, then you can. Do you plan on growing the corn for decoration? Why not plant as much as you can? I planted about a twenty foot row last year, saved the ears and every couple of days threw in an ear for the chickens to play with. Working on how much room I have for it this year.
     
  3. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have limited space in my garden, but now that I look at the package- it hasn't been treated. I'll have to fit it in somewhere....
     

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