pumpkin seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Magic, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Magic

    Magic New Egg

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    We will be carving our pumpkins soon. Is it okay to feed pumpkin seeds to my hens?
     
  2. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is. It's not only okay but its recommended. The pumpkin seed act like a natural wormer.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moreover, they will eat the pumpkin when you are finished with it.

    Chris
     
  4. Velocirepetoire

    Velocirepetoire New Egg

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    Yup, my girls go crazy for pumpkin - both the seeds and the flesh.
     
  5. Magic

    Magic New Egg

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    thanks all......the girls appreciate it!
     
  6. Ziegenhof

    Ziegenhof Out Of The Brooder

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    My gals have been getting rejects from the garden and a couple of pumpkins that had been attacked by a very obnoxious ground squirrel I have thrown in the pen. They loved it!

    Now if I could throw the ground squirrel in their pen....... Never mind they would eat him as well!
     
  7. MrsTrish

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    Yea!!! So happy to hear this! The family is carving our jack-o-lanterns tonight...guess what our girls are getting for a snack tomorrow! [​IMG]
     
  8. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just can't wait for the treat they will get on Nov. 1. I have 2 pumpkins that I will cut in half and give them to demolish. They will eat them down to the rind.
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be quite happy with them! We have been giving ours half pumpkins, i have some uncooked seeds left from craving to give them too.. amazing how well they can peck down a pumpkin.
     

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