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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken42626, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. chicken42626

    chicken42626 In the Brooder

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    do you know if chickens like pumpkin and is it healthy for them ?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Yes and yes.

    Mine love pumpkin, they eat ever bit of it :)
     
  3. chicken4262

    chicken4262 In the Brooder

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    How do you prepare yours do they prevent worms
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road Premium Member 8 Years

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    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.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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  6. chicken42626

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    thanks everyone
     
  7. 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.
     
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  8. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    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...
     
  9. Nickel-Max

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    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.
     
  10. trudyg

    trudyg Songster 5 Years

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    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!
     

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