Question about scratch/corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dulcimer lady, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using the cracked corn scratch as a treat for my girls for a long time. But a few days ago I notice at TSC that the whole corn was cheaper than my regular scratch. So that's what I bought. Switching them over won't hurt them will it?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    It won't hurt. I feed mine deer corn, at this time of year it's even cheaper than "chicken corn"
     
  3. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Anything that is easier on the wallet is a good thing.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Be wary of deer corn for poultry. There is usually a reason that it's cheaper than feed corn. Read the label carefully for aflatoxin or mycotoxin test results.

    But as for feeding whole corn it's fine. As a treat in sparing amounts if you're feeding regular layer feed or as a supplement if you're using a higher protein feed. I use a lot of it myself.
     

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