Pumpkin

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bird Lady, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Bird Lady

    Bird Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    I just roasted a pumpkin for baking/soups, I know my chickens can eat the flesh, seeds but is it ok for them to eat the shell? Its soft from baking. Don't like waste :) They free range during the day, with access to grit and other scraps
    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mine don't eat the actual shell, but they clean it down to the paper-thinnest layer you can imagine, just like a watermelon rind.

    Then again, I'm not sure I've offered them cooked shell. Can't remember for sure. I know they love the rest of it!
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As with any other squash, pumpkin gets eaten down to the thinnest part of the outer layer.

    No orange eggs, yet.

    Chris
     

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