- Apr 9, 2011
I know I have seen on here that pumpkins stored through the winter in an unheated shed are fine to feed to chickens. I have a butternut squash that I harvested several weeks ago, went to the squash stash for dinner and found it soft with a moldy spot on it, would feeding it to the chickens be the same as feeding fermented pumpkins? It doesn't look so great on the inside either where the seeds are but I really don't see what the difference would be from feeding fermented pumpkins, other then the amount of time the butternut squash has been sittin hasn't been very long and it hasn't gone through the multiple freeze and thaw cycles. I'm hesitant to feed this to my girls and I am just thinking of putting it in the compost bin, what should I do? Feed it or compost it? Also I have several squash that never had the chance to mature, such as a hubbard squash, are these ok to feed as well?