Popcorn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SandraMort, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to feed unpopped kernels to the chickens?
     
  2. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good ? thought I'd bump this up for you since I'm on a roll here.
     
  3. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't tried but according to the Treat Chart, it should be popped first, no salt.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I made the Treats Chart, but I don't know about hard, unpopped kernals.

    Like the other poster said, popped popcorn is fine as long as there's no added salt or heavy oils.
     
  5. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    Sorry for not being clear. I meant the unpopped kernels leftover at the bottom.
     
  6. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would still think 'no' then because they aren't popped.
     
  7. ridgrats

    ridgrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure it's okay to give unpopped kernels of popcorn. Some of the more expensive feed has popcorn, sometimes referred to as flint corn, included. It's given to gamecocks to help get them 'on point'.

    Don't give it in extremely hot weather - they'll explode! Not really.

    Rodney
     
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    If I'm making homemade popcorn I would go ahead and give the chickens the unpopped kernels, but because store bought prepackaged popcorn has all those artificial additives and everything I won't give it to them without washing it off first. All those chemicals do I number on our bodies, so it'll do the same to them. I know, I'm probably just paranoid, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!!!
     
  9. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband loves microwave popcorn, Extra Butter. The unpopped kernels as well as the riff-raff at the bottom of the bowl get put into the "chook treats" tub, then tossed to the chickens. None, and I mean NONE of my 26 birds, will touch the unpopped kernels. But they do like the popped bits and pieces left over in the bottom of the bowl.

    A wise man once said, "Everything in moderation." It's a good rule to live by. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2008
  10. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take it this means everyone thinks leftover movie popcorn is a bad idea?
     

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