Does pumpkin have to be processed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cnj-tx50, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX
    I hve been given several pumpkins that were decoration on neighbors front porches and would like to know if I can just cut them open and feed them to the girls?
  2. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2009
    That's what I did with mine and they LOVED it! At first they didn't know what to do with it so I put some sunflower seeds in the middle to give them the idea.Once they figured it out they went nuts. All that's left of the pumpkins are the skins. [​IMG]
  3. B'villechicken

    B'villechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Syracuse NY Area
    We have whole small pumpkins left over from the garden this year. We break them in half and toss them in the chicken run. They love it!!
  4. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Check the insides first, before you offer them.

    Some of ours got moldy inside -- I think it was from being carved and then sitting outside several days in the damp cold. For the ones that weren't too moldy, I scraped out the gunk, rinsed thoroughly, and tossed to the girls. They pecked them clean.
  5. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    My girls peck right through the rind to get to the flesh and pulp. I don't have to cut it for them. I found this out last fall when they escaped to the front yard and went at my fall pumpkin display by the door.

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