Can chickens eat pumpkin seeds?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chicknduck, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2010
    Can chickens eat pumpkin seeds? I have whole pumpkins I would like to give them.
  2. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love them![​IMG]

    Pumpkin seeds are a natural dewormer and full of vitamins too![​IMG]

    DH is growing some for us and some extra just for the chickens this year![​IMG]

    You need to cut up/ chop the seed for the best benefits since they can't chew,.. we use the food processor,.. just a couple of pulses.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  3. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    West Michigan
    Yes, and they love squash and zucchini seeds too. I don't do anything but pull out the seeds & pulp and watch them enjoy!

    Though this should really be posted under "Feeding..."

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