How should I feed my chickens a pumpkin? They are eating the pumpkin!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by M To The Maxx, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I have heard it is like an organic wormer. Also it is tha time of year for pumpkins. I am going to get my chickens a pumpkin later. How should I feed it to them? Should I cut it in half and feed them one half today one half tomorrow? What way do you feed a pumpkin to your chickens?
     
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  2. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw'em over the fence hard enough to bust'em open. That's it.
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any way you want to! Half today half tomorrow is fine, all up to you. They should be super cheap or free if you know anyone who grows em or the produce manager at a grocery store, get a bunch, they last a long time in a cool spot so you have some for later.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I cut the top off like making a jack-o-lantern, but a little bigger. I like to see how they clean out the "guts" of the pumpkins...
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Thats the way I was think of doing it.
     
  6. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls won't touch them. Just look and walk away. What is up with that?
     
  7. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few years ago I planted several kinds of pumpkins. I left them outside as Fall decor and the squirrels found them. They started gnawing at only one variety. Later I remembered that variety was meant for pie baking because it was sweeter.

    Last winter, when I started decorating for Christmas, I set my fall decor pumpkins outside for the squirrels. I was surprised because my hens walked up and immediately started pecking through the rind to eat them. I didn't even need to bust them open.

    I grew more pumpkins this year and will set them out as needed for my girls. They don't seem interested in them right now because they have grass and weeds in the yard still. Another month and they'll go wild over them.
     
  8. banks

    banks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just put it in the run and they found a way to eat it!

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  9. my garden this year grew 1 potato and 1pumpkin. I gave the pumpkin to GGD to carve, she brought all the insides out and the chickens covered them, would not let the guians get anywhere near them,later she brought over the pumplin told her to just throw it over the fence into the run somebody will eat it. marrie
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    We cut up one of the pumpkins we bought here they are eating.

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    Alex always has to get in front of the camera.

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    They love it!!!!
     

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