Question about pumpkin seeds...

bearz

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May 20, 2008
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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.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
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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.
 

ozark hen

Living My Dream
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Apr 4, 2007
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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 ??
 

Biddieacres

Songster
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Mar 31, 2008
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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.
 

ozark hen

Living My Dream
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Apr 4, 2007
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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!
 

kinnip

Songster
11 Years
Feb 24, 2008
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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.
 

GPN

Got Pheasants? Nessia
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
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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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