tis the season...Pumpkin seeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tjb, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. tjb

    tjb Songster

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    Would pumpkin seeds and guts hurt my flock?? I know probably no nutritional value to them...
     
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  2. puffypoo

    puffypoo Why am I Crossing the Road?

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    Chickens can eat pumpkins. I've never given it to mine but know that many people do. Like all treats, though, feed it sparingly.
     
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  3. I wouldnt say pumpkin seeds have no nutritional value
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  4. puffypoo

    puffypoo Why am I Crossing the Road?

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    It's got a lot of protein though. Good for molting chickens.
     
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  5. tjb

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    perfect! I have over half my flock in molt... thanks
     
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    wow! I guess I should have Google searched! Thanks
     
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  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Yes! Your girls will love it! Last year we bought "decorative gourds" for the office. I don't know much about cooking them or if they are even good to eat, but you know the sort that's about this time of year. Ultimately my flock got to eat all of them! Squash and the seeds are certainly a healthy snack for a chicken. You can give them the pumpkin once your jack-o-lantern is done as long as it isn't moldy.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Pumpkin is fine. I buy small pumpkins and cut a hole in the top and one on the side. The Chickens totally pick it clean.
    I also cook spaghetti squash and my Chickens and Ducks love that.
     
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  9. Bottio

    Bottio In the Brooder

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    Do you remove the hull? I dry roasted my pumpkin seeds, so should I pulverize them a bit, or de-hull them? What is your method?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    All the raw innards of the pumpkin..Just cut holes
     

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