Carving a pumpkin tonight...can they eat any of it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shellyb, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just wondering if they can eat the seeds, skin, all of it. I would put it in a bowl and put in fridge for tonight since they'll be sleeping by the time we do it and give it to them tommorow. Will they eat any of it? Thanks
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, my chickens love pumpkin, although I don't give them the seeds.
     
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That recipe looks really good, I actually printed it off to try.
     
  5. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds love pumpkin and squash seeds. We eat so much winter squash including pumpkin that there's no way we could consume all of the seeds ourselves, so they make great chicken treats, especially in the snowy months when the birds don't have access to any fresh greens.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely they love it and it's a natural wormer for them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This month's Backyard Poultry magazine has an article in it about feeding pumpkins (with seeds) to chickens as a natural wormer. They suggest you top it with chopped dandelion greens and chopped garlic, too.
     
  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will LOVE pumpkin!

    Last fall I bought pumpkins on clearance at the grocery for like a quarter a piece. I'd cut them in half and set them out for the chickens and in 2 days it would be just a floppy piece of pumpkin skin [​IMG]
     
  9. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been waiting all year to give mine a whole pumpkin.And yes they will eat it everything..Cant wait!! [​IMG]
     
  10. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a whole pumpkin in each run. The 16 week old ones love it. The 7 week olds aren't sure what to do with it yet [​IMG]
     

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