Winter Squash

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by keaniebeanie, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. keaniebeanie

    keaniebeanie Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I can feed the seeds and flesh, but what about the skin? I just peeled a butternut squash and am wondering if I should throw those in the run too. I gave a pumpkin cut in half last week and it was all gone within 2 days. Skin and all. [​IMG] Just want to make sure I don't feed something I shouldn't.
     
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since they ate the skin from the pumpkin, skin from any other squash is OK. That is if they deem it fit to eat with little flesh and no seeds.
    They can be very picky sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine eat the insides and leave the skin, amazing how they can trim it down to an empty casing...
     
  4. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

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    My girls had their first experience with a spaghetti squash shell & seeds, yesterday. . . it was not an immediate hit, but they made all but the shell "all gone", before going to bed for the night!
     
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love spaghetti squash. I grew extra this year to have some for them occasionally this winter. I gave them two pumpkins cut in half a couple of days ago. They liked it but not nearly as much as the spaghetti squash. They also liked the little bit of butternut squash I gave them.
     

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