WHole kernel corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    DH bought whole kernel corn instead of scratch. He said the chooks adored it and wolfed it all down. Is it OK for them? They are all layers ie full grown.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    It wont hurt them. We feed it to ours. [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I put it out for the deer and squirrels, (we are a Wildlife Habitat) and the chickens STEAL IT! Even though they get scratch. [​IMG]
     
  4. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens wont eat whole kernel corn until all of the other feed is picked out [​IMG] They are spoiled I guess!
     
  5. egggarden

    egggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are nuts about whole corn. They will follow me anywhere...... Just make sure they have grit.
     
  6. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grit, oh yes, don't forget the grit [​IMG]
     
  7. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only feed mine whole corn when it is going to be a really cold night to help them stay warm. I throw out a little late in the afternoon right before they all go in to roost for the night.
    Mitzi
     
  8. PokingMyPancreas

    PokingMyPancreas Out Of The Brooder

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    I give mine whole kernel corn every day before they roost so that they have something to snack on in the morning.

    To a chicken, whole kernel corn = M&M's. It's like candy.
     
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    We have it out for our squirrels and stuff, the chickens eat it anyways. I throw them scratch on top of that, and the ducks prefer the scratch over whole corn... maybe its the wheat?! Either way, my lawn is covered in cardinals, squirrels and little snow birds all mixed in with chickens and ducks. Apparently, everyone in nature is eating well in our yard today!
     

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