Pumpkin Skins ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mistyt14, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. mistyt14

    mistyt14 Out Of The Brooder

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    the reason i ask is ive been deytrating pumpkin as i ran out of freezer room, but cutting the skins off even after cooking the pumpking is killing my hands. Can i slice and dry with skin on?

    i plan on rehyrdating it and mixing with food
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat the flesh and leave the skins when they are raw. I would think they would do the same for rehydrated. Even if they eat them I doubt it would harm them.
     
  3. mistyt14

    mistyt14 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! still have 5.5 pumpkins to dry...... but want to save it to add to food this winter
     
  4. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give my mixed flock whole pumpkins and within 4 hours there is no trace of it left. They go crazy for them! Watermelons too.
     
  5. featheredmom

    featheredmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine get pumpkin skins, seeds, and strings when I bake with pumpkin, they LOVE it!! When its been cooked they love the skins, not sure if it was raw, but I am sure it can't really harm them.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My ds11's favorite thing is to take a pumpkin in the run with an old baseball bat. He beats the everlovin crap out of the pumpkin to give the girls a start then just gets out of the way! As above, they eat every last bit, except the stem. I tell ya, CSI couldn't find a trace of that pumpkin when they're done with it!
     

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