Pumpkins & Squash

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicksooner, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry if this is a repeat...

    Does it matter what kind of pumpkin? Does it need to be pie pumpkin or just a regular old pumpkin? What about the seeds? Can they choke on them?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Pumpkin seeds should be fine they are often used as a dewormer.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Just smash a pumpkin in their run and stand back. Usually, they completely enjoy it. Mine like cucumbers, squash of all kinds. These are all cucurbit family vegetables and yes, they have some round worm properties. It matters not whether it is this kind or that kind of cucurbit.
     
  4. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you say my will be eating pumpkin all winter!!! its over 600lbs.
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  5. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing pumpkin!
     
  6. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  7. TommyDaDelaware

    TommyDaDelaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NIIICE!! Maybe you should enter that in a giant pumpkin Contest!! :)
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've seen my hens swallow half grown mice, so I don't think pumpkin seeds are a danger at all.

    I tell my ds11 to feed the birds, he takes one of our pumpkins or giant squash we've piled up and smashes them with a makeshift bat. The birds love to see him coming!
     
  9. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That made me smile. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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