Pumpkins!!! Chickens LOVE Halloween

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BellevueOmlet, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Did anyone else feed their chickens leftover pumpkins? I just finished the last of my halloween stock and I am surprised that my eggs are not orange [​IMG] They did not like the seeds ebcause they are so big but they ate every bit of that pumpkin flesh. I asked my grocery store for leftovers the day after halloween and got a bunch of HUGE pumpkins. Next year I am going to dress my chickens in costums and take them to the grocery store to trick-or-treat for pumpkins

  2. How cute!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'm still buying pumpkins for my flock, one every three days or so. The last really big one I got has now lasted four days....
  4. lizage

    lizage Songster

    May 13, 2011
    I gave mine pumpkins and butternut squash this weekend, and while they liked both, they definitely went for the squash first.

  5. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    Auburn, WA
    Mine loved any overgrown zuchini I tossed in their run. Next year I plan on growing some pumpkins for them, they can have 'em after I get the seeds for roasting. [​IMG]

    Edit for spelling. I can't type worth beans
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  6. flockof4

    flockof4 Songster

    Feb 10, 2010
    Webster Groves, MO
    This is good to know. We have four pumpkins from halloween that need to go out to the compost. I'll make sure the chickens get some first.
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I put the seeds in a blender and fed it to them like that. They LOVED it!

  8. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Our chickens love pumpkins. Not sure if the grocery store would appreciate people bringing in live animals though...or is this trick or treating outside the store? Or maybe you were kidding...
  9. cochunk

    cochunk Chirping

    Nov 13, 2011
    Sure did, the girls love pumpkin

  10. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Wish our truck wasn't on the blink. Otherwise I would be inclined to offer to clean up the fall displays for my neighbors. Free pumpkins and straw and maybe corn.

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