Before you throw the jack-o-lantern away

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kingheman, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Kingheman

    Kingheman Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't forget pumpkin ia a great natural wormer for chickens. Take that jack o lantern and toss it to them when you are done with (though make sure there's no wax spilled from your candles).

    What other holiday goodies do you 'repurpose' for the flock?
     
  2. complexity

    complexity New Egg

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    I gave them the guts of my pumpkin as well! Also my chickies really like squash if you break it open for them they'll attack the seeds like there's no tomorrow. Ha!
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    In the summer I give watermelon rind to my girls. Also cantaloupe and honeydew bowls after removing the center flesh, The seeds also included. Not sure what it does, but there is no harm as result. I always gave pumpkins to chickens after Halloween, but was not aware what the benefit was. I assumed just the vegetable food value.
    THANKS FOR THE TIP. [​IMG]
     

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