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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mswvroks, Oct 31, 2010.
I have heard that pumpkins are a natural De-wormer. It that true??
No Idea, but I'd love to know...
I googled it once. Said the seeds are a natural dewormer. Paralyzes the worms and then the hens can expel them. Only works on roundworms and tapeworms. I think it said something about ground pumpkin seeds - I'm just going to feed mine the pumpkins and seeds.
Quote:They seem to do better if you lightly bake the pumpkin, like 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Chickens rarely eat raw pumpkin or will pick at it, but not much more. If you bake it they will devour it down to the shell.
Have been giving them pumpkins for as long as we had chickens.A vet said that is how they did it growinp up
Actually, mine do like raw pumpkins. They pick and pick at them. Gives them something to do and good for them too.
I haven't tried pumpkins yet, but the girls LOVE the winter squash. I have only given them the raw seeds and cooked meat part, they cleaned it down to the skin.
Mine cleaned it right down to the stem (only part left).
Mine are in the process of devouring a whole, raw pumpkin right now. Yesterday I gave them the leftover skins of a whole speghetti squash with just a little of the pulp left in it. This morning even the skins were gone. Looks like I will be stocking up on squash!
Have some pumkin in the oven right now! Hope the appereciate all my efforts!