butternut squash?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brigitte41, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. brigitte41

    brigitte41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,

    i just thought id ask a quick question! im just peeling butternut squash for soup and i was thinking of giving the chickens the seeds and peelings, would this be ok? they are 11 weeks old



    thanks in advance

    brigitte
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Older birds generally gobble up the squash innards and seeds. I like to feed a good amount of these during the upcoming months as the garden pumps them out. We process the squash for the freezer and the remains are a valuable feed supplement.

    Cucurbits have a worming aspect on the birds as a bonus.

    For younger birds, you might have to run the seeds and skin through the blender making a liquid soup. Mix this into your normal feed making a moist mash.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013

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