A Thanksgiving Treat for the Chickens

Booswalia

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b.hromada

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I really like that!! Cute idea. You know, I bought a couple pie pumpkins for my silly girls, and really thought that they'd go crazy for them.
Well, not so much. So, I told them I won't buy them any more pumpkins, I will only buy them for us, because we just love pumpkin pie, bread, etc. I think you get the picture! Thanks for sharing!
 

Freckle Face Farm

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I just gave mine a pumpkin I put it in the run no one touched it so I cut it in have and filled with grape tomatoes..They love it..It was so much fun watching them eat it...
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ranchhand

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The produce manager at the supermarket gave me a pumpkin with a little mold on one side last week. I skinned the moldy part, cut it into chunks and put it out for the chickens. It was
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at first bite! Not even the skin was left!
 

digitS'

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I can understand why Thanksgiving is celebrated so early in Canada.

Don't neglect your pumpkins, chicken-keepers! Leaving them to freeze and rot in the garden is unacceptable to your chickens. Don't even think about tossing them after Halloween. You can cut a Jack o'lantern up, cook, bag, and freeze it for winter treats.

The birds should have plenty of their regular feed but for something special thru the long winter months - pumpkins are a chicken favorite.

Steve
 

skywatcher

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I found a persimmion tree on a old farm loaded with persimmions. this place has an old abandoned barn the buzzards love to roost on noticed crows around the base of a tree,found they were eating persimmions so I gathered a few for my chickens to try. wow the chickens eat them fast. Will save the seeds to plant some trees with.
 

Booswalia

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They love picking at the cucumber like that. It keeps it steady and off the ground. Last night when I went out to close things down I noticed there was nothing left but the cucumber skins.

Good idea to put some pumpkin in the freezer for winter treats.
 

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