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Old 12th December 2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

Not too sure if they are able to have them. Just had a nice dinner with fresh corn on the cob, but wondering what to do with the empty cob.
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Old 12th December 2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

my 3 Kune kunes ( Petie pig, Bundy and Coke) they all eat corn cobbs and love them
Go for it .. experience here says they love them and it does them no harm
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Old 12th December 2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

We fed maize cobs straight from the plant to our piggies last summer as extra fodder when it was abit drier. They generally just nibbled the kernals off the cob but did eat some.
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Old 12th December 2011, 08:57 PM   #4
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Pigs can eat anything that humans can eat and shouldn't be fed anything that humans can't eat. Their digestive systems are very similar to ours.
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Old 12th December 2011, 10:10 PM   #5
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

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Pigs can eat anything that humans can eat and shouldn't be fed anything that humans can't eat. Their digestive systems are very similar to ours.
While agreeing with that, it doesn't always hold true. I wouldn't eat corn cobs and quite honestly, don't see how I would ever get my teeth through them but I have a boar that hangs out for them and with whatever psi he can exert with his jaws, munches them happily.

Hannah, there is very little nutritional value in the cob but if your pigs are happy to chomp their way through it, it certainly won't hurt them. Over the years I've had pigs that will just flick them out of the way and others that will eat them. Like humans, they have their personal likes and dislikes.

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Old 12th December 2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

I give them to my chooks to peck at, & wouldnt give them to my kune kunes incase one choked, they may be be fine but ive had a pig nearly die after trying to eat part of a stale french stick my mum fed her! My mum is now very carefull with what she sends for the pigs esp since we havnt let her live it down & the next bag she gave us had a salad server in it!
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Old 13th December 2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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My pigs have always stripped the corn kernals off them and then ignored the cob.
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Old 13th December 2011, 08:12 PM   #8
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

I enjoy eating young corn cobs, and have no problem digesting them. My animals like old corn cobs, even the dogs. But with the dogs the cobs get caught between the canines and other teeth, so I have to be careful that the dogs don't get the cobs that have been fed to the other animals.
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Old 13th December 2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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Re: Are Pigs allowed Corn Cobs??

I gave them the ones that my girls did not eat and they appear to be gone now. I usually give them to our pet rats as they LOVE them. I kept a couple aside for the ratites though.
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