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.