I have various pumpkins that I used to decorate around my house with (I know a couple are pie pumpkins and then other various pumkins/j o'lanterns). Anyway they are needing to be disposed of due to now decorating for Christmas. None of the pumpkins were cut up-they are whole/intact. However due to the extreme temperatures here in NE Ohio they are now squishy to the touch when you pick them up. They have no mold/black or even spots. Very orange but squishy.. Would these be safe to offer to chickens if they even showed interest? I hate to waste them on compost pile if it would be ok for them to pick at if I break/smash them open. advice? Any other winter treats? I threw some grass hay and alfalfa hay from my goats to them and they seem to be eating that since ground is covered in snow.