Carved pumpkins?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CowgirlPenny, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We carved pumpkins 4 days ago. My husband was going to throw them out but then he asked if he could shave off the dry layer inside the pumpkin so the chickens could eat the meat that's still pretty moist. I have no idea. Is it too late for them to eat any?
     
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We carved our pumpkin last wednesday. Yesterday the chickens found it on the porch and ate the whole front off of it. They are working on the rest today. Does that tell you anything? [​IMG]
     
  3. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter put a scented votive candle inside the pumpkin for an hr or so-will this affect the ability for the chickens to eat it? What if I scrapped off top layer inside?
     
  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, is it ok to let them eat the skin too and not just the meat inside? I guess we'll bust one open them and let them go to town on it.


    What about seeds and guts? Are those ok too? lol I never got around to carving my pumpkin. If not I'll just give them one that's already been carved.
     
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  5. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yeah chickens love the seeds and everything! It is just a squash. Chickens love any kind of squash!
     
  6. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made a soup in a pumpkin last night, saved the shell for the girls. Put it in the run this morning and at first they just looked at it but by the time I left for work they were going at it!
     
  7. chaosfactory

    chaosfactory Out Of The Brooder

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    As long as they aren't eating any melted wax from inside the pumpkin just let them have it as is!!! They will love the treat! Mine got the guts the other day and will get the rest today probably!!!
     
  8. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, decided to give them to the one that was not carved. Maybe a carved one tomorrow.


    At first they were not sure what to do but the older hens jumped right in, and then the younger ones followed. Ate all the seeds and guts first and then started on the meat. They are going to be full today that's for sure!!

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  9. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens will eat ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN FIT IN THEIR BEAKS!!!!!

    i had a pullet once eat a nail and yes it did lead to her death. it was sticking out her tummy one day she was sitting in the corner. nto the brightest bird brain
     

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