Raising Chicks On Corn does anyone do this ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flowerbug, Nov 2, 2017.

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  1. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU
     
  2. Chicken Lady Halle

    Chicken Lady Halle Out Of The Brooder

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    Corn alone isn't the best option. They need more nutrition and could become overweight (corn is more of a treat).
     
  3. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you Halle
     
  4. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about barley?
     
  5. mgbantams

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    I feed my chicks starter crumbles because they have the nutrients needed for the chicks to grow into healthy strong birds. Corn should be a treat. I don't even feed my chicks corn until they are several weeks old.
     
    chickens really likes this.
  6. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you for the opinions !
     
  7. Chicken Lady Halle

    Chicken Lady Halle Out Of The Brooder

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    Barley isn't the best option either. You should really use a mainstream feed like dumor or purina. It's more expensive than corn but is a lot better for your chickens!
     
  8. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i know your right thats what i normally use but i have like 5 bags of barley and don't even know what to do with it i guess ill just give it to the goats,and i live in alaska and can't grow everything i need to make chick starter and my goal is to try and grow my own feed and pretty much the only feed we can grow is hay and barley and potatoes
    thanks
     
  9. Chicken Lady Halle

    Chicken Lady Halle Out Of The Brooder

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    You can maybe mix in barley to get rid of it, but not too much.
     
  10. flowerbug

    flowerbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok the i'll do thanks
     

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