another popcorn question (OK to feed unpopped to chickens & goats)? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Someone just gave me 8 pounds of unpopped popcorn. I don't generally eat popcorn, but I was wondering if it is ok to feed it unpopped to chickens or goats.

-- txcountrygirl (, November 05, 2000


Response to another popcorn question

Since it has such a hard shell, I would think cracking it first would be best. If you have a good grinder, I've heard it makes good cornbread, but it's so tough it's hard on some cheaper mills.

If you can't crack it for the chickens, try sprouting it. Sprouting grains helps raise their digestablity a lot, and with popcorn it may really be needed.


-- paul (, November 05, 2000.

Response to another popcorn question

Or you could pop it and feed it to the chickens.I get day old popcorn from the movie theater in town,my chickens love it.

-- Daryll (, November 05, 2000.

Response to another popcorn question

Paul is right. We buy popcorn and use it to pop or grind into cornmeal. Tastes much better than the old, dry stuff you find at the store.

-- Kathy (, November 07, 2000.

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