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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken42626, Feb 1, 2015.
do you know if chickens like pumpkin and is it healthy for them ?
Yes and yes.
Mine love pumpkin, they eat ever bit of it
How do you prepare yours do they prevent worms
I prepare mine for the chickens by throwing them on the ground so they crack open. There are those who swear by pumpkin to prevent or treat worms. I haven't had a problem with worms in my flock, so I couldn't say one way or another.
i cut the stem off and then cut it in half, around the middle. I put one half in at at time, flesh side up. If it is big you might have to cut into quarters. They will clean out the insides.
There is still a pile of them in my run.
They eat what they want, when they want.
They will all be gone by spring...
I just gave my girls a pumpkin yesterday and they seemed thrilled! It was awesome for my kids to get to help and watch the chickens get a treat.
My girls are picky eaters. They won't touch squash of any sort unless it's leftovers from supper. The pumpkin sits there drawing ants. They don't eat greens, either. I chop everything up small enough for them not to choke. Green pepper? seeds, not the flesh. Worse than my kids!