Can you put cracked corn in a deer feeder?

Will deer eat corn with weevils?

They will still eat it. I made some of Joey’s magic dust with wheat bran that had weevils and it didn’t bother the deer. Same with corn.

Is Cracked corn the same as shelled corn?

Ruminants can definitely digest processed corn (cracked, ground, steamed) better than shelled corn. Just like some have already stated, the digestive system of cattle can’t break down the shell. We feed a lot of cracked corn.

Can you put too much corn out for deer?

Deer that have eaten too much corn may also develop diarrhea, bloat (potentially lethal build-‐up of gases in the rumen), polioencephalomalacia (a potentially lethal condition of the nervous system), and in severe cases, blindness, seizures, and death. Other problems may develop when deer eat a lot of corn.

Is it OK to feed corn to deer?

Do not use corn or other fermentable carbohydrates as a primary emergency deer food. Deer are routinely killed this way by people trying to help. … Deer are browsers and have adapted to eating a wide variety of food sources, but their efficient stomachs require time to adapt to a new food source.

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How long will deer corn last?

Whole corn will last for several years and be fine if it doesn’t get moisture in it. It’s dried to under 14% moisture before it’s bagged. Soon as you get any moisture in it, the mold will start when it’s not frozen.

What kind of bugs get into deer corn?

Those bugs are in the corn when you buy it. They are corn weevils. That’s the little critter that makes that “dust” in the corn. As long as your feed stays dry, they won’t hurt anything.

Do deer prefer whole or cracked corn?

If deer cannot access high quality natural forages around your feeder, they will not thrive. As a winter supplement, cracked corn, oats, or barley are an improvement over veggies and fruit, but single diets of grains are not optimal.

Is Cracked corn OK for cows?

Even though corn can be fed whole with satisfactory results, cracking or rolling prior to feeding will increase digestibility by 5 to 10 percent. … Fine grinding corn should be avoided in beef cattle diets because fine-ground corn ferments quickly in the rumen.

Is cracked corn or whole corn better for ducks?

You can feed your ducks cracked or whole corn, although most duck-fanciers suggest that cracked corn is suitable because it is easier for the birds to digest. Cracked corn is exactly that-corn kernels that you dry and then grind to pieces such that they are easier for the birds to eat than whole kernels.

Why are deer not eating my corn?

You may have corn that has been treated with a pesticide. Deer will not eat it until it is rained on which with a feeder will never happen. I’ve encountered that problem before. Try new corn that you know is not treated.

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