Polenta OK for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by barg, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    My husband is usually the one that does the posting, but I am hijacking his ID to ask a question. He spends more time with you guys than he does with me since I brought home these darned chickens. [​IMG]

    We do not have a feed store that is close to us. We are nearly out of the corn that was sold to us as "baby chick corn" - basically small cracked corn. The chickens are absolutely ape over this stuff and beg for it whenever we come near the coop. At the grocery store, they sell cracked corn in the bulk bins as polenta or hominy or something. Is this OK to give to them? I don't want to deprive them of their "fix". [​IMG]

    Thanks for any opinions and for keeping Steve supplied with all the chicken info!
  2. poppycat

    poppycat Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I'm sure it's fine. You can also buy cracked corn in the birdseed section of the store, might be a little cheeper (sorry, bad pun)
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    yeah, it will be fine. Personally I don't like to give too many "sugar" treats to the chickens, especially this time of the year. It makes the birds fat and this can shorten their lives and cause laying problems later down the line.
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I'm sure it's fine for treats... [​IMG]

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