A Thanksgiving Treat for the Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Booswalia, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] 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!
  3. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    [​IMG] That's hysterical-so how's it work, they get scared witless and then they attack the monster?!! lol
  4. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    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... [​IMG]
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    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 [​IMG] at first bite! Not even the skin was left!
  6. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    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.

  7. skywatcher

    skywatcher Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    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.
  8. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    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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