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Pumpkin/squash feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by acmetnt23, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. acmetnt23

    acmetnt23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently I split a squash and a pumpkin in a few pieces and left out for my chickens and 2 peacocks to eat. They DEVOURED them and it was gone within an hour or so. Is this ok to feed them because it works really well and they like it so much!
     
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  2. momma of a chicken lover

    momma of a chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely!
     
  3. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always have way to many summer squash in my garden for my own personnel use so i feed it to my chickens, they love it. Next spring I plan on planting even more just for the chickens.
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and it is very good for them. Pumpkin is a natural worm prevention.
     
  5. acmetnt23

    acmetnt23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that's good.
     
  6. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAS GOOD PROTEIN ALSO, Better than the feed we buy[​IMG]
     
  7. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here it is!

    I learned on here that pumpkins, squash, etc. are not only
    fine to feed as 'treats' but the pumpkins have a natural
    worming substance in them as well - win/win on that one.

    My flock adores pumpkins and watermelons so much that
    in after season for both, I go around to outlets/stores, etc.
    and ask if I can have the ones that are 'going downhill'
    in freshness and they are usually glad that I haul them off.

    At first I was afraid they wouldn't be able to penetrate the
    tough rinds but - no problem there - they can finish off a
    large pumpkin in less than 6 hours - gone without a trace.

    Love it!
     
  8. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a photo of mine enjoying some pumpkin


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