Mine are the same way - they eat anything I give them and anything they can find. Dirt is a favorite for one of my little roos. They have access to small grit so I don't understand that one. I bought a bunch of pumpkins after Halloween for pennies a piece when our farm market closed for the winter. Just got done cutting each into fourths and packing them into a huge tote inside the coop where hopefully they'll stay cold but not freeze - in & on the straw bales I also got super cheap at the same place. Now I have more seeds to bake. I read they're good for the chickens (natural wormer?) But we love them too, and since the chickens don't seem to have worms - we get the seeds!