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Too Much Pumpkin?

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I just came across free pumpkins. Can feed them daily all winter, or would this be too much of one food?

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I am assuming you are giving it to them as a treat and not as their regular food.  I am not sure if it would be too much pumpkin for them but I bet they would stop eating it.  I have given mine several pumpkin and they eat the first ones very well and then a week later I gave them three more but they have hardly touched it.  So I think they would just stop eating it before it became too much.

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Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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I had a pumpkin patch this year.  What I have been doing (this is what I would do if I found free pumpkins, too) is baking 2 each day to make pumpkin puree.  I give the chooks the parts that I would normally put into compost.  This way, I don't have to buy any pumpkin puree for baking, and they are not getting so much that stop eating it.

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how do you make pumpkin puree?

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