Pumpkins

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by max13077, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I read on a member page that pumpkins are good to give to chickens, seeds and all. I bought a couple of small ones the other day and cracked one open this morning. Dang... Those seeds just look too big to me. Any thoughts?
     

  2. chantecler

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    My chickens LOVE!!! pumpkins. They clean it completely out.... so far I've just given them small ones from my garden but I plan on giving the biggies too. It's really cute to watch. [​IMG]
    hey! I just had a woonderful idea for my jack-o-lanterns. I'll chop the top off and give the pumpkin to the bird to clean out then take it back to carve for Halloween [​IMG]
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Songster

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    great idea chantecler! no more guts up to my elbows!
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    My chickens ate all the pumpkins from our garden that grew outside the fence. We will keep the ones they didn't eat until after Halloween and then they will eat those ones too. They love them!
     

  5. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Songster

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    Yeah, our girls eat them right down to the rinds like they do watermelon!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I just take a hammer or the back of a hatchet and smash the living heck out of it then throw it to them. Smashing pumpkins!
     
  7. happyhen

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    Mine eat the seeds first, then the meat, and then the shell!
     

  8. HenMamma

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    Boy am I glad this post was here! We just got done gutting a couple of large pumpkins and I didn't know if I should give the guts to the chickies. Question answered. Thank You!
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    My chickens love them and I understand that pumpkin seed is a natural wormer.
     

  10. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    Quote:Really?
     

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