How to use a hand-cranked corn sheller

Hand-cranked corn shellerI thought you might enjoy the video above, showing how to use a hand-cranked corn sheller.  A friend gave us all of his year-old, Hickory King corn a couple of weeks ago because weevils had gotten into the grain
He uses this sheller to quickly remove the kernels from the cob, then
(if he’s not giving it away) takes the kernels to a mill to be ground
into corn meal.

This winter, our chickens will enjoy the corn in their supplementary carb feeder.  I’ve read that you can provide whole kernels to chickens, but I’ll keep you posted if they seem reluctant to eat such big pieces and we need to crack it.

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