rolled corn question(s)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WriterofWords, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    What exactly is rolled corn? Is it the same as cracked? Is it a meal or a supplement? What would you feed along with it?
     
  2. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO. not the same...rolled corn is just THAT,, it looks like a big squashed flat kernel of corn....and it does not feel as dryed out as cracked corn..
    i have gotten it for the pig/goats and fed a handful the the cooks before,, but i dont think they usually sell it as chicken food.. it is usually sold to fatten up slaughter animals (pigs/cows/goats)

    i DO buy cracked corn and mix it in with the scratch feed... but i dont buy the rolled corn for the chickens
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you, I've never bought corn separately, for any of my animals.
     
  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:There are two types of rolled corn.

    First, it could be dry corn that is ground through a roller mill. If this is the case it is the same as ground or cracked corn depending on the particle size.

    The other is "Steam Rolled Corn". This is much the same process as the oatmeal we consume. The corn is conditioned with heat and steam to gelatinize the starches in the corn. The grain is then sent through two rollers that smash the corn, this further gelatinizes the starches. The purpose of thie process is to greatly improve the digestibilty of the corn grain in ruminants.

    If you are feeding chickens stick with the ground/rolled corn that has small particles.

    Jim
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you, what would you supplement it with, it just doesn't seem like it would be a complete meal..... This question came about because one of my student's fathers ordered 2 tons of it and offered 250 pounds free if I want it.
     

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