Whole Corn Vs Cracked Corn, What do you use?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Joe.G, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always used Cracked Corn as a treat, I picked up a Bag of Whole Corn and the birds seem to love it, I feed it as a treat adn I also have mixed it with there Pellets.

    I have Chickens, Gunieas,Peafowl,Pheasants and Pigeons, any issues with any of these birds eatting Whole corn?

    How do you guys feed your corn as a treat?
    Mixed with there Pellets?
    Is corn all you feed?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep in mind the size of the bird that I want to feed when making that selection.
     
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  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal size Pigeon, is there a issue?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Short billed birds or smaller birds may have problems ingesting the corn. Cracked corn has a greater possibility of becoming moldy. I feed a pigeon grain mix supplemented with whole corn in the cold weather.
     
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  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I also find whole corn will store better than cracked corn is my experience.
     
  6. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either form is good as a supplemental winter food.
     
  7. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer cracked corn, it helps lower the feed cost. Think of it as bread for humans, it's just a filler
     
  8. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Corn also helps them deal with arctic temperatures is my experience.
     
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  9. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can feed both to regular sized pigeons.

    I prefer the cracked corn.. .as when I throw some around the yard it take the chickens and pigeons longer to find and eat it all... so giving them something to do.. and also I like to sit and watch them walking and pecking about.

    Both kinds are great for the birds... but too much of any one thing is not good in the long run. Too much corn can make pigeons get overweight.

    Used as a treat its fine. Also mix a small amount with the regular seed mix it good too, but I would not feed only corn and nothing else.
     
  10. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    , No this is not Sole ration this is as a treat, My Pigeons are Kept with my Peafowl, I wanted to try a little bit more corn this year in there diet to see if I can get the Yellow to Pop more on teh Peafowl.
     

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