Wont eat corn?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bluerosesd, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Bluerosesd

    Bluerosesd Chirping

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    I feed Starter finisher and I mix in a little corn or cracked corn and they leave the corn. Only way I can get them to eat it is to not feed them until eat it. What do I do?
     
  2. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Songster

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    Is there a specific reason you want them to eat corn? They certainly don't need it, so if they don't like it, I'd skip it unless you have a specific reason for giving it to them.
     
  3. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Corn is nothing but empty calories that makes chickens fat. Bar Ale makes a 7 grain mix that is much better for them. It's got peas, wheat, dried mealworms, all sorts of good stuff that they love in it. You should be glad they don't want to eat corn! Look for something like this grain mix instead of corn. Good luck!
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Corn is food, but it's low in protein, and definitely not going to improve their diet! Just feed the grower, and leave out the corn. It's a treat, and they need to have grit if they are going to eat anything except their grower feed.
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'd simply stop feeding the corn and stick with the balanced ration.
     
  6. Bluerosesd

    Bluerosesd Chirping

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    Oh Ok I wasnt sure I remember my aunt and Grandmother feeding corn but I was just using it as a filler. I wont be feeding them anymore though Ill get them the other stuff
     
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  7. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    I wouldn’t add corn in this heat , it’s one of those foods that’s hard to digest and makes them hot. I only feed it in the winter time when there’s no garden scraps , you’re birds appear to be smart I’m not eating it
     
  8. Farmgirl1878

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    236BA30A-8475-45BF-AE88-646BE54E7F0D.jpeg Lol, my birds won’t eat mealworms, but go nuts for frozen (or not) corn on the cob! Weirdos...
     
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