Feeding Spaghetti Squash?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by critterlover, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens love uncooked butternut squash and pumpkin. Can I give them uncooked spaghetti squash too?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I don't see why not! It sounds fine!
     
  3. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always give mine all the left over produce including those and greens.
     
  4. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it to them! They'll love it and make their eggs taste super good.[​IMG]
     
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it. Cut it in half lengthwise. No need to cook it or chop it up. I grew extra this last season to make sure I had plenty yo feed to the chickens.
     
  6. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thank you. The only reason I wondered about it was because of it's stringy consistency. Wondered if they would have trouble getting it down.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes mine love it.
     
  8. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I partially steamed it in the microwave this morning so it was not rock hard and the girls inhaled it!
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    We had some spagetti squash last night. I had trouble cutting through it with a knife. I can't believe chickens can peck into it raw.

    But I have some leftover on the peel, that I'm planning on giving them later. It is really cold today, so they are already snacking on warm oatmeal.
     
  10. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hint - If you are cutting open a spaghetti squash just to give to your chickens, tray an ax. It makes them open very easy. This is how I do it. Try to cut it in half lengthwise. Then set it their run with the skin towards the ground, sort of like a bowl. I suppose this won't work well if the squash is exposed to rain. My run has a roof.

    An ax also works great for pumpkins.
     

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