Cooked or raw squash seeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChicksNherps, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I cook the winter squash seeds or can they eat them raw? I am boiling the squash so should I boil the seeds with it?
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always fed raw squash seeds, and my chickens seem to do fine. However, I think the seeds are more palatable to them when cooked [​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Do what you wish, but I always gut the raw squash, scoop out the guts and seeds, and then whiz them. Mix with their feed. is your goal providing some worming action?
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  4. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That and treats.
     
  5. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine the whole pumkin I just bust it open and most of them just love it, a few are a little stand offish[​IMG]
     
  6. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I throw the seeds in the blender then add the ground seeds to some water and simmer awhile on the stove add some oatmeal allow to cool and feed to the chickens. Sometimes I cook the pumpkin pulp and throw the softened pulp in the blender along with the seeds and feed that to the chickens.
     

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