salted corn?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dreamer5577, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister didn't finish her corn on the cob at dinner and asked to give it to the chickens. I told her it was ok. But later she mentioned there was butter and salt all over it, but by the time I went to get it back from the chickens...it was pretty much all gone. So.. is it bad if they consume the butter an salt? I'm just really concerned because I was reading the chicken treat list and when it said popcorn it said no butter no salt. [​IMG]
     
  2. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    A partial ear of corn, presumably split up between several chickens? While it probably wouldn't be a good thing to give them regularly, I wouldn't worry about it this one time...and next time, just give it a quick rinse to remove most of the butter and salt.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be all right.

    I wouldn't give them a daily diet of nothing but foods that heavy in salt, but the occasional salty snack won't hurt them. Mine occasionally get into the salt bowls in my goat pens and help themselves to a generous portion of salt, and they're fine.
     

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