We have land that we rent to a farmer who grows field corn for his cows. He said we were welcome to take some for our ducks before he cuts it down. He is just a small farmer and doesn't use pesticides. So I have a few questions for anyone out there who may know.... 1. If cows eat it ducks can too right? (I've actually tried it.......it tastes horrible! Yuck) 2. I started braiding some corn, which is how some of the local Native Americans dry corn. You braid the husks together and then hang it to dry. Has anyone done this, does it work well and what is a good way to get the kernals off once it dries? 3. Should I turn it into cracked corn or can I feed it to them whole? I've seen conflicting info on this part. Some say cracking makes it lose nutrients and some say you have to crack it so that the ducks can get the nutrients from it. Any thoughts?