Corn is an important part of any chickens or parrots diet. Cracked corn is often used by chicken owners to help make their birds egg yolks more rich, in colour and taste.
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Availability date: 01/01/1970
Corn is an important part of a chickens or parrots diet. Cracked or sliced corn is often used by chicken owners to help make their birds egg yolks more rich, in colour and taste.
Corn or maize is used in the diet of poultry, parrots, pigs, sheep, & horses. Corn tends to be lower in protein but a higher energy source than other grains. It is cracked or ground to improve digestability.
Cryptoxanthin is a colour pigment present in corn which helps give egg yolks a yellow colour. It will also give meat chickens a yellow tinge to their meat if a large part of the ration.
Avigrain uses a unique slicing technique to cut the corn rather then crushing it using a rollermill or grinding the corn through a hammer mill.
Avigrain sliced corn has a more uniform kibble then traditional "cracked" corn. The crushing process tend to end up with a bigger variety of particles (from whole grain to dust). Sliced corn is generally less dusty then corn which has been crushed or ground.
Avigrain Bird Seed:
Avigrain birdseed mixes provide the seed component of a balanced avian diet.
In the wild birds eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, nectar, grains, roots & tubers, nuts, grubs, animal matter such as insects and carrion, grit and even clay. A pure seed diet will be relatively high in fat and low in nutrients particularly Vitamin A and calcium. Seed is a vital part of a balanced avian diet but should not be the only part. Although "complete" diets such as pellets or fortified seed diets claim to provide a balanced diet they give bird keepers a false sense of security and do not replicate natural conditions or nutritional inputs. Also, while little is known about how the mind of a bird works, bird-fanciers will agree they are intelligent creatures and a monotonous pellet or seed diet will bore them. A varied diet provides mental stimulation for caged and aviary birds.
Avigrain advocates a varied balanced diet thoughtfully provided by well informed bird-keepers.
Q. Do you sell cracked or milled corn?
A. We do not sell Milled corn which is a very fine grade almost like sand and mostly made for human consumption and not for pets. Cracked corn is similar to the sliced corn we sell except that the sliced corn is more uniform in shape, in contrast to the cracked corn which is more irregular in shape with more smaller and larger pieces. We usually do not sell cracked corn.
Q. Is this corn suitable for human consumption?
A. The corn is sold as bird or poultry food. It comes from the same supply chain as corn for humans so it should be ok however, we do not follow human consumption protocols, so we cannot recommend it for human consumption. (from manufacturer 25/7/1
Q. Is this corn Australian Grown?
A. Currently, this corn is Australian grown (16/7/16)
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