Cracked corn is an important part of a chicken’s diet but should be consumed in moderation or as a treat. Because it is high in calories, corn is best for your flock in Autumn and Winter and helps keep the hens warm.
Chickens have a unique digestive system. Even though they don’t have teeth to crush their food into tiny pieces, many parts of their digestive tract are built to do food breakdown.
In fact, they have the gizzard — an organ that basically serves as the machine that further breaks down particles into tiny pieces.
Cracked or sliced corn is often used by chicken owners to help make their bird’s egg yolks richer in colour and taste. Cryptoxanthin is a colour pigment present in corn that helps give egg yolks a yellow colour.
Corn tends to be lower in protein but a higher energy source than other grains. It is cracked or ground to improve digestion.
Avigrain uses a unique slicing technique to cut the corn rather than crushing it using a roller mill or grinding the corn through a hammer mill.
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