Question about pumpkin seeds...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bearz, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    We grow giant pumpkins. Sometimes the seed get to be an inch or more long. Is that too big for the chickens? I don't want them choking to death.
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    I wouldn't think so but I don't know for sure. A couple weeks ago my rooster age a whole adult field mouse in one gulp. You could always cut them in 1/2 if your worried about it. I was worried about my rooster for a day but nothing bad happened.
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I was throwing out some dried up bread yesterday and one piece didn't break apart very easily. My cochin grabbed it and then she seemed to choke or cough several times. I tried to catch her as panic started to settle into my brain but then she coughed it up. I was so relieved. Maybe it is the way they swallow it ??
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Other people posted how good the pumpkin seeds are for them so I guess it is OK. I heard it is a natural de-wormer.
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    you are so right about them being a natural wormer. I know I am getting them pumpkins just for that so I don't have to worry about worms! [​IMG]
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Do squash seeds work as a wormer too? Or just strictly pumpkin seeds?
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Is the exterior of the seed necessary for worming? I'm roasting and shucking all my pumpkin seeds this year, they're great in salads.
  8. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    whats the best way to remove the kernel of the pumpkin seed? first time to toast pumpkin seeds and I like'em any good recipes? spelling one handed half aslpeep hehehe:)

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