Free pumpkins for chooks (and their people)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennsPeeps, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I went to a produce stand today and asked if they had pumpkins. They were getting rid of what they had left and let me take what I wanted. I took 2: one for chooks and 1 for the humans! The pumpkins were out back so I had to ask.

    Run to a produce stand & get yer free post-Halloween pumpkins!
     
  2. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a great idea, but what do you do with them?
     
  3. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other good places to look: grocery stores & pumpkin patches.
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    miron28 just bust bust 'em open and sit back! your ladies will go crazy!
     
  5. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i am going to go get some tommrrow then! [​IMG]
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'm going to roast the seeds and can some pumpkin cubes (yes canning people, I know... no puree!).

    the chooks will get the guts & a pumpkin in their run on Monday while I'm at work.
     
  7. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great ideal!!!
     
  8. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love pumpkins too, just remember they turn the yolks really orange. Nothing to be grossed out over, but fair warning. [​IMG]
     
  9. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed mine a pumpkin yesterday for the first time and they went nuts over it. Ate the outer shell and everything. How long before I can feed another? Once a week you think? Pumpkin is suppose to be a natural wormer.
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It's the seeds that are considered a wormer.

    My girls will get jsut 1 pumpkin b/c I don't anticipate getting any more.

    They got a little bonus yesterday b/c I reached over the neighbor's fence as was able to reach some of the remaining grapes on their arbor. [​IMG] Happy girls!
     

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