Actually, it was just to hold corn for any purpose. It kept the corn dry and some metal attached to the legs of the corn crib prevented mice and rats from climbing into it.r.h. in okla. said:Was it to hold ears of corn for animal consumption, or for human consumption, or both? I can remember seeing some those old V shaped corn cribs but for some reason I always had it in my mind that they fed horses, mules, ect. from them. How did they keep rats and mice from eating the kernels off the cobs? How was they built to remove ears of corn from the bottom? Oh heck, just tell me anything you know about them!