Walmart had pumpkins for $1 each

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissPrissy, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I bought a truck load of the giant sized pumpkins. The chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pigs and goats are eating themselves silly. The sheep licked them and walked away. LOL

    I split the pumpkins and use them like a big bowl with some feed and treats in the hollow.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Bet your critters are loving you right now Miss Prissy!
    My chooks don't like pumpkin. They love the seeds, but leave the innards and shell. [​IMG]
    Our walmart had the big jack-o-latern sized pumpkins for 50 cents a piece yesterday, but I didn't bother to get any just for the seeds. I found I can buy them a big bag of unsalted dried pumpkin seeds for $1.89 and not have to figure out what to do with all the leftovers.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Its tooooo far to walmart (or any store) [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Awwwwwwwwww
    I've just been informed that Atwoods is fixing to open a store in the town closest to us, 14 miles away. That means no more having to drive 50 miles to my favorite store! Atwoods is like a walmart for country girls. Everything you need for living on a farm and baby poultry half the year too! [​IMG]
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I took our carved out pumpkin and chopped it with the shovel. They picked at it a bit, but didn't really seem to care for it.

    Maybe we'll try with the seeds / innards next time.
     
  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chooks all love pumpkins. I got 54 pumpkins for $15.00. They get wound up when they see me cutting one in half.[​IMG]:ya:woot
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Do they even eat the shell?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine eat everything but the thin outer rind.
     
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are picky. I have pumpkins all over and my chicks free range. They don't touch them I stopped at a roadside veggie stand on friday and the dozen or so pumpkins that she had lined up were hollow and each was carved with a beautiful chick peck masterpiece. It made me smile. I didn't even need to ask what happened.

    I have lots of fallen apples and my chirpers go nuts for them. Although, I wish I could fashion a tiny hard hat for them.
    CHICKEN LITTLE! the sky is falling!
     
  10. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all love pumpkin and squashes. I've given them a few now- and earlier in the season too. They go nuts and eat everything but the hard outer shell. I think I'll grow a LOT next year, big pumpkins and hubbard squashes so I'll have plenty over the winter for them. They really enjoy them. Well-- they enjoyed anything I pulled out of the garden for them- and especially loved when I pulled up the tomatoe plants for the compost pile, since they got the leftover tomatoes before I tossed the plants!
     

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