My DH stopped at place that sells pumpkins in the city where he works. Was talking to the guy managing the place, asked what they did with the pumpkins at the end of their season. He said he threw them away...DH said 'when'...he said first of January. The fellow asked why he was asking and DH told him wife wanted them for her chickens. They had a long talk about how he did not realize chickens would eat pumpkins and DH enlightened him to the fact chickens eat just about anything. The fellow got a large bag and filled it with different size pumpkins and GAVE it to my DH and told him that it was an agriculture experiment...to let him know if the chickens ate them, if they did he said he would sell my DH pumpkins for 50cents each!!!