We've had some of our pumpkins that were used for decoration in front of the house and they're starting to deteriorate so I've been feeding them to the chickens, one at a time. Of course they can't get at the seeds or meat unless they're broken open so I raise them over my head and smash them on the ground. Unfortunately they don't always break in two. Given that there is a hill behind the chicken coop, unsmashed pumpkins, obeying the law of gravity, will roll down the hill. I darn near sprained my ankle chasing after one today. So be careful if you have the same kind of situation, it could be dangerous. Oh yeah, it broke apart on the second try and the birds went nuts eating it.