FEATURED WILDLIFE ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for the wildlife on your land.
Information from Our Wildlife Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about wildlife.
Should I not feed corn to deer, then?
In addition to being low in protein and minerals, corn is very high in starch, and the rapid consumption of 2 to 3 pounds by a deer not used to it is enough to cause serious problems. If you must feed corn, it is best to use a spin feeder, which will minimize the amount provided and the speed with which the deer can consume it. Small amounts of starch do provide valuable energy and can actually improve the digestion of forages by optimizing the microbe population in the rumen.