pumpkins

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rooster Bob, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Rooster Bob

    Rooster Bob Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello was just cleaning out some pumpkins for jack-o lanerns for hallo-ween
    can I feed this to my grils?
    Dennis
     
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Yes and they will love you for it!
     
  3. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have in years past, and they loved it! Particularly loved the seeds.
     
  4. CarolAnn

    CarolAnn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a pic just recently where someone had a pumpkin in the coop for their flocks enjoyment. I thought I'd do the same, only have it in the run.
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you cook it first or just cut it in half and let them eat it?
     
  6. GoneHomeGrown

    GoneHomeGrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just cut them open and put the pumpkins in the pen and the birds loved them.
     
  7. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dh grew some this year,they are not real big,just placed it in the run they ate it all!
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Raw is fine. Supposedly, pumpkin is good for digestion (laxative if constipated, firmer-upper if diarrhea) and helps prevent worms.
     
  9. Rooster Bob

    Rooster Bob Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey folks I apprieat your replys and yes they liked it
    Dennis
     
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think these might be too many for 40 chickens?
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