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Anybody else see geese dying from moldy corn? Here in Cedar Rapids there have been geese that have eaten moldy corn and end up dying from it. We also have had geese being froze into the ice. The wife and I were on the way to fling some quarters at the casino and she said there was an injured goose on the side of the road. I went back around to check it out and it was still there. I got out to see if it had been hit by a car or something and it flew about 4 feet straight up and then went over backwards unable to go on. I told my wife to get behind the steering wheel and I grabbed the goose and got it away from the road and took it down by the river and it tried to fly again but ended up doing a flip. Not knowing what to do I left it there. I love shooting at them but hate to see em die for nothing.
 

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its called Aflatoxin. It will kill almost anything that eats it from coyotes, Geese, ducks, deer, and could kill humans. Its been shown to cause cancer in humans, but everything causes cancer now days. Instead of corn we should try to grow more Alkaline Grains such as millet, wheat. I cant think of a single animal corn doesn't do some negative for anyway.

I've even seen people trout fishing with the stuff. :no: talk about bad.
 

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ive heard of corn being bad for deer and other large bodied animals but from what i have read it is good for waterfowl(as long as it is not moldy or gone bad)... If i am wrong please tell me as i have been putting out 1500-2000 lbs of corn a week in my impoundment to attract the birds since the season ended... it has worked very very well but i hope i am not doing any harm
 

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KA It works well and is good fat for them, But it has some other health issue's.. But I guess everything does. You could save that $100 a week and plant a waterfowl natural area, Would be more efficient during the growing season.
 

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well teh way it works now we did have natural areas but we hunted it all season (before we put any corn in it) and had a fair amount of birds on it so we figur ethey pretty much ate it out as there hadnt been many birds on it through january... we plant it in corn, buckwheat, jap millet and let some natural vegeation grow .. there are also is a large amount of invertebrates that are eating the decaying vegetable matter that the ducks really need this time of year so thats good... overall i think we are helping... the ducks seem to like it!

plus we are getting the corn that was cut from our field (we got 250 bushels from just over 1 acre!!) for free so its not a bad deal
 
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