Pumpkin seeds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by javajanie, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know if pumpkin seeds are poisonous to ducks? We are carving pumpkins outside and I'm afraid they are going to eat them. I know pumpkin is ok from Nettie's list. Thanks!
     
  2. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Quote:I think that to most ducks, unless they have allergies, pumpkin seeds are safe.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my ducks keep sneaking seeds from our pumpkin carving area... dang ducks, I want those seeds!!!
     
  4. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    chickensducks&agoose :

    my ducks keep sneaking seeds from our pumpkin carving area... dang ducks, I want those seeds!!!

    A wild duck just now flew into my yard and stole some. [​IMG] I was going to roast those!​
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I did some reserach a few years ago, when my silkies had worms, and found out that Fresh Pumpkin Seeds (crushed) are a natural dewormer, something in them paralyzes the parasites for a short time after consumption so that the body can expell them.
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    So are shredded carrots.
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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    Quote:A wild duck just now flew into my yard and stole some. [​IMG] I was going to roast those!

    Roast what? the seeds or ducks? [​IMG]
     
  8. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Quote:A wild duck just now flew into my yard and stole some. [​IMG] I was going to roast those!

    Roast what? the seeds or ducks? [​IMG]

    I'm a vegetarian! Still, funny.
     
  9. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what about the pumpkins guts? They safe for ducklets too?
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure pumpkin guts are perfectly safe for ducks. I would certainly never hesitate to feed them to mine. Except that we like to roast and eat them ourselves, so it's tough for the ducks! lol.

    I think you're safe letting them forage the seeds & guts. [​IMG]
     

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