pumpkins?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hchorselover, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so we were going to get a pumpkin today (early I know) and I was thinking that if we carved them I know the chickens would probably try to get into them. So I was wondering if its okay if the chickens got into the pumpkins? thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We fed the leftover Jack-O-lanterns to the chickens last year without any ill effects.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Pumpkin innards and seeds are good for everyone. I really can't think of an animal that can't eat them including some of the more exotics ones I've had. Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, sugar gliders, degus, duprasi, guinea pigs, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, budgies.... Seriously everything can eat and often benefits from pumpkin. It even helps the digestive tract of carnivores. Some just may not eat it like cats and my horses were never real impressed with any type of squash.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Pumpkin is good for them here's a basic breakdown of raw pumpkin:

    Nutritional value per 100g (3.5 oz)
    Carbohydrates 6.5g
    Fat .1g
    Protein 1.0g
    Vit A 41%
    B-carotene 29%
    Thiamin 4%
    Riboflavin 7%
    Niacin 4%
    Pantothenic acid 6%
    Vit B6 5%
    Folate 4%
    Vit C 15%
    Vit E 7%
    Calcium 2%
    Iron 6%
    Magnesium 3%
    Phosphorus 6%
    Potassium 7%
    Zinc 3%

    Chris
     

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