Don't throw away your Halloween pumpkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jimmywalt, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't throw away your Halloween pumpkins.......... Chickens LOVE them.

    Just split it in half and let them have at it!

    Here is the inside of 1/2 of ours after a couple hours. It was a large pumpkin and we only have 5 chickens!

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i have heard that they act as a natural wormer. i would like to know for sure
     
  3. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were planning to give our pumpkins to our girls too. We never ended up carving ours so they will be extra fresh and good [​IMG]. I never heard that about the wormer before but would love to know the answer too!
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a good post. Im sure a lot of people dont think to toss them in the chicken yard. I also plan to feed all of our pumpkins to the animals. They love pumpkin and its much better than tossing them in the woods. I even asked my family for all there pumpkin guts when they were carving pumpkins before Halloween. Im happy because we have at least 10 uncarved pumpkins this year of various sizes so all the animals will get a treat. I also heard pumpkin is a natural wormer.
     
  5. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. jedgell

    jedgell Out Of The Brooder

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    SWEET! I will try this.
     
  7. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year, I broke open 20 pumpkins for the chickens. Over time, they ate all but the skin and stem of the pumpkins. Of all the seeds there were, only one pumpkin vine sprouted this year. They ate pumpkin for weeks. It was great, especially since all the pumpkins were free.

    Chris
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    how many chickens do you have? 20 pumpkins = alot of chicken heheh
     
  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they aren't carved, don't give them all of them at once. Pumpkins will last for months of the skin is intact and they never froze. Give them one every few days and make them last.
     
  10. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking I would chop them into nice size pieces and freeze them in the bags that you bring your groceries home in. Every so often take one out of the freezer and give them for a treat.
     

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