As you know, I’m on a quest to find out cheaper ways to keep our chickens
fed. Robert Plamondon provides unlimited access to whole corn kernels, and finds that the cheap corn cuts down on chicken feed costs. While corn isn’t a well-rounded diet for chickens, feeding corn can definitely cut costs if your chickens have access to plenty of range. They should get enough protein in their diets by catching bugs and scratching up worms, with the corn acting as a carbohydrate boost.
Sounds like I should plant a bit of field corn along with buckwheat in the grain portion of our forest pasture.