Pumpkins !

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jcriscio, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. jcriscio

    jcriscio Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]So our chickens are 6-7 weeks old and I was wondering are they to young to feed a pumpkin to? I feed them treats with grit also Wheat Grass and they seem fine... but I know the pumpkins have the seeds didn't know if they are to small for that
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. jcriscio

    jcriscio Just Hatched

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    Awesome thanks so much ! Can't wait to feed them lol
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Chickens can eat a lot of things....Its the amount fed that can become an issue...5% of daily ration is all they should get...A tablespoon per Bird...Per day.....

    Cheers!
     
  5. jcriscio

    jcriscio Just Hatched

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    Thank you ... yes I don't give them a ton basically the amount you said ... they do seem to enjoy their food I'll say that lol
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    When it comes to fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins, I don't follow any "treat" rules.

    I give them as much as I have available, not much different than if they were free ranging and came across a vegetable garden.

    Every fall I gather pumpkins destined for disposal and place them into the chicken run. I just pile them up as they become available. Many others on this list do the same.

    30 or 40 a season, I have about a dozen birds.

    Eventually they all disappear, just takes a while...

    Egg yolk color deepens, no change in production, happy chickens.
     
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