Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tiki244, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have a little pumpkin I got for my banties and I am wondering if I should bake it and give it to them? Or give it to them raw? Should I chop the seeds up? Can they overdose on it?
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Pumpkin and squash are great treats...cooked or raw. The seeds are good for them too.

    I just cut the pumpkin or squash in half and let them have at it.
     
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  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed pumkins to mine,raw. They love them.
     
  4. kobesmom81

    kobesmom81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hadn't thought of pumpkins! My "kids" say thank you![​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    this is such a good site
     
  6. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an abundance of squash and gourds of all colors this year. DH has been throwing one in the run every day and they love it!
     
  7. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and this year instead of letting the giant pumpkins go to rot I'm going to toss them chunked up in the freezer and give them to my chickens all winter.
     
  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i guess mine get too much food,, they eat the pumkins,, but not like CRAZY as everybody's elses,, it takes em 2 days between them all to finish off a SMALL one [​IMG]
    maybe letting them go a week with no kitchen scraps will help,, lol
     
  9. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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    Natural Wormers

    Ground raw hulled Pumpkin Seeds are a good natural wormer. There is a coating on the seed that paralyzes the worm and then the worm can be expelled by the digestive action of the gut. It is good to feed something that will cause the animal to have a slight diaherea (flush) like molasses or skim milk about an hour or two after the seeds have been eaten.

    Carrots, if the cell stucture of the carrot is broken down like in a juicer will do, also help get rid of worms.
    got this from groups.msn.com/limitedpoultry/aboutwormers.msnw
     
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  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:wowz,,, Thanks for the info [​IMG]
     

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