what is corn chop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tiki244, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I just wanted to know what corn chops is and how to feed to chickens. [​IMG]
     
  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn chops is just that. Chopped corn or as often referred to as steel cut corn. It is cut into a crumble. I think in some areas it is called "cracked or crushed corn", but I can't be sure of that.
    It is simply fed as with any chick feed and can be mixed with their normal ration. However, a word of caution. I made a mistake and mixed it on a 1 to 1 ratio with my feed and caused a protein deficiency in my hens. Too much corn is not good. I paid a price to learn that.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    O wow that must be a thing they call it in the southern usa cause in the north it is called cracked corn [​IMG] Yeah I gave mine too much at one time and some got so fat they died. Learning the hard way on that one. So I would just put a small amt. in with my feed. [​IMG]
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a very small amount and only as a treat once in a while. You do know that they don't really need it since the feed has corn in it.
     
  5. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

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    Kris hey sorry I didn't get right back to you with the answer on corn chops. but looks like you have your answer now. James
     

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