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Whole Corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rsweet, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    Will feeding layers (6 birds) a handful of whole corn every night in addition to their layer feed inhibit egg production?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.
     
  3. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that was easy!
     
  4. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it was I especially appreciate the detailed reasons why!? LOL!!
     
  5. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think it is because a handful isn't enough to make them fat, and the fact that most say not more than 10% treats. Imagine they love it.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    To me, that is the perfect response. An opinion was requested, and opinion was given, the right opinion in my opinion. It is clear, can’t be misinterpreted. Much better than most of my responses.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Corn really isn't going to make chickens fat since (1) chickens eat to fill a caloric need, when that need is meet they stop eating till that need has to be met again and (2) the fat that is in corn is easily burnt off by poultry.

    Look at it this way, most 16% protein poultry feeds contains about 70% corn in the mix that means that if your feeding a 16% protein feed that contains corn your birds are most likely eating 70 pounds of corn every time they through a 100 pounds of chicken feed.
     
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