a few questions about pumpkin seeds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oliviad51, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard all over BYC about pumpkin seed being a good wormer for chickens. I have a few questions.

    1. Do they prevent all kinds of worms or just a specific type?

    2. Are the eggs affected when the hens eat the seeds?

    3.How should I feed it to them? I was thinking right out of the pumpkin, but should I chop up the seeds or mix them with yogurt or something?

    4. How many pumpkins do I need for about 30 chickens?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  2. dawg53

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    I think from what I've read about pumpkin seeds is that you'll need quite abit of them chopped up and/or crushed to be an effective worm preventative, but not for an infestation...that's when you see worms in their poop. I have no clue how many you'll need for that many chickens. Good luck.
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks. Does anyone else know anything?
     
  4. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just thinking about this the other day. I hope someone can tell you the answer, I'm very interested myself.
     
  5. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to go out to get a pumpkin while they are still on sale!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I read on here I believe and agree with dawg that pumpkin seeds is a preventive not a treatment. I bought some for my chooks and they wouldn't eat them so I did, guess I don't have to worry about worms now.
     
  7. EELover

    EELover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pumpkin seeds? Interesting idea. That seems to be convenient for the season doesn't it?
     
  8. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's fine with me. I don't think my chickens have worms, but I wanted to be safe. So I guess I should change my first question to prevent instead of cure.
     
  9. BitsyB

    BitsyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you shell the seeds they eat them- that's what my daughter did for her girls. I however have not quite the patience for that!
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My feed store sells 50 lb bags of pumpkin seeds and that is what I feed my girls.
     

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