Pumpkin Guts?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickendude, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody here treat their chooks to the pumpkin guts?
     
  2. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Hey, not a bad idea, we'll have to try that. Though I was intending to treat some 12-gauge slugs to pumpkin guts. [​IMG]
     
  3. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    Not when you put it that way....ewwww, pumpkin guts.


    (just teasing, but no I haven't tried it!)
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    I haven't tried it, but I bet it would be quite comical. Thanks for the idea!
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My chooks get the meat......I get the seeds! Soak 'em in salt water & bake! [​IMG] Last year, the day after halloween, Wal-mart sold the leftover pumpkins for 10 cents each. I bought a truckload. I got the seeds & the horses & birds got the rest.
     
  6. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the wal mart part but the rest....Yep cheap pumpkins I am happy with a truck load..[​IMG]

    ON
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You will be doing your flock a favor by giving it to them. Pumpkin is a natural wormer, and they LOVE it.
     
  8. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave the guts to mine last year and they loved it. I also cut the whole pumpkins in half and they eat the entire pumpkin and leave just a very thin shell.
     
  9. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is it the pumpkin or the seeds that is toxic to the worms? I thought it was the seeds, but again today, as in every other time in the past that I have tried to throw the guts to the birds, they gobble up the fleshy part and totally ignore the seeds. I sure hope it is the soft part that they do eat; that would be awesome and solve a puzzle for me. I thought maybe there were pumpkin varieties out there with smaller seeds that I was supposed to be growing. Anyway, it's fun to watch them get their beaks all messy eating the pumpkin inerds. [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Is it the pumpkin or the seeds that is toxic to the worms? I thought it was the seeds, but again today, as in every other time in the past that I have tried to throw the guts to the birds, they gobble up the fleshy part and totally ignore the seeds. I sure hope it is the soft part that they do eat; that would be awesome and solve a puzzle for me. I thought maybe there were pumpkin varieties out there with smaller seeds that I was supposed to be growing. Anyway, it's fun to watch them get their beaks all messy eating the pumpkin inerds. [​IMG]

    Mine eat every last morsel I throw out there. The ducks are seed hogs.
     

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