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Can chicks eat pumpkin guts?

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I have 21 3 day old chicks and I just carved a pumpkin, so I have a bunch of pumpkin insides. They are eating chick grit, so can I feed them a small amount of the pumpkin? And if I can do I have to cut it up?

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They may not be able to handle the seeds, but I'm sure they will find the stringy stuff delicious. They may treat it like an alien from another planet at first though. Just put a small amount in the brooder with them, and leave them alone to investigate. It won't take them long to figure out that it's really yummy. My big girls get to the only pumpkin I managed to grow this year. The kids were so upset.

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They may not be able to handle the seeds, but I'm sure they will find the stringy stuff delicious. They may treat it like an alien from another planet at first though. Just put a small amount in the brooder with them, and leave them alone to investigate. It won't take them long to figure out that it's really yummy. My big girls get to the only pumpkin I managed to grow this year. The kids were so upset.


Thanks for the advice:) I put a little in there and they wouldnt even go near it:lau I guess ill look tomorrow and see if they ate it... but it will probably still be there lol

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The guts are fine in moderation for baby chicks, but as you found out they really don't know it's food yet so it might take them a bit before they eat it... Once they realize it's food they will gobble it up every time it's offered...
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