To feed or not to feed with crack corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Italian Chicken, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Italian Chicken

    Italian Chicken In the Brooder

    Nov 24, 2011
    I read an article that proper feeding of chickens will result in 5 BTU,s of heat in the winter for chickens. I live in Northern Minnesota and it can get very cold. I,m trying to not use an alternate heat source, but rather let them create their own heat. Is crack corn good to use with laying feed to help promote healthy chickens, and will it help theme build body fat? [​IMG]

    I,m a rookie chicken farmer, got into it because I took my four year old to the fleet store before Easter, now I have 18 chickens.[​IMG]
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    In winter, I mix Flock Raiser with scratch feed and whole corn and BOSS. They dig it and it's a bit fattening.[​IMG]

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