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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Doll Maker, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Doll Maker

    Doll Maker In the Brooder

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    We appear to have a bumper crop of little sugar pumpkins this year. I will, of course, freeze some puree for pies, cookies & soup. Those rinds go to the chickens.
    My question is this, can the chickens have their fill of pumpkin seeds or should I remove all or most of them before giving the girls a whole raw pumpkin?
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    Kaye
     

  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Songster

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    I just spilt them and toss them in the run.
     
  3. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Songster

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    I didn't know they could eat pumkin. Looks like a new snack for fall.[​IMG]
     
  4. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

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    stand at the fence, make sure no chickies are in range, and hurl that pumpkin high in the air and let 'er keeer-splat all over the henyard! my hens love 'em - and you can keep them for later in the winter when everyone is bored and need something to do

    :)
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    Pumpkins are great for chickens, and the seeds are supposed to help with preventing worms.
     
  7. and the seeds are supposed to help with preventing worms.

    Yes they are. People who raise Discus use them also.

    Next year besides my corn crop for them going to have to get a good pumpkin one in also.

    Anyone know how long you can save them?

    Best way to do it?​
     
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  8. purpletree23

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    Wifezilla.....excellent recipe. Do you open the seeds and eat the inside or the whole thing?
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The whole thing [​IMG]
     
  10. BluffCountryShepherdess

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    I'm new to this group. I've raised Shetland sheep for 9 years and feed them pumpkins in the fall as a natural dewormer. I guess they'll have to share with my chickens this year....
     

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