Halloween & Pumpkins Can They Eat Them???

thereverend

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 15, 2010
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Can chickens eat pumpkins? After Halloween can i feed them the pumpkins
from the yard. The jack O' Lanterns?

 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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336
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SW Arkansas
I am not disagreeing with gryeyes AT ALL, but my adult flock won't touch pumpkin. Go ahead and offer it to them.
 

b.hromada

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 9, 2009
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south Florida, Pompano Beach
Mine aren't keen on it either. Whats up with that?
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alicefelldown

Looking for a broody
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
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I wouldn't give them to your girls if you tried to preserve the lantern - some people use bleach or vaseline.

Fresh pumpkin however - YUM!! Mine go nuts for it!
 

bgelber

Songster
10 Years
Jul 24, 2009
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Athens, al
My girls love it. Plus if there is anything left the next day I put water in it and watch the ducks go to town. They love the "pumpkin juice" as I call it.
 

thechickenchick

Born city, Living country
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
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Eaton, Colorado
Mine enjoy them every year! If it is a carved pumpkin I just put it in as is, soon there will be nothing left. I cut a whole pumpkin in halves or quarters, it too disappears quickly. I have also read that the seeds act as a dewormer.
 

Olive Hill

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Only if you can keep them from eating them before then.
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Seriously, mine have gone through 6 different pumpkins (and squashes) already.
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The geese get them started and the chickens finish them off.
 

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