Before the first leaf of autumn falls, pumpkin spice season is upon us! we should know can chickens eat pumpkin. Grocery store shelves are lined with pumpkin flavored everything, pumpkin spice coffees are in every hand, and soon pumpkin patches will be taking over parking lots. Can your chickens enjoy pumpkin season just as much as you? Absolutely!
Pumpkins are loaded with so many great nutrients, they make a perfect seasonal treat. Pumpkin flesh contains vitamins A, B, C and zinc. And pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamin E. Your chickens will enjoy all parts of the pumpkin: the stringy guts, the seed, the flesh, they’ll eat every bit until there is only a thing skin left. They’ll happily eat your jack-o-lantern leftovers!
Have you ever considered starting your own backyard pumpkin patch? Pumpkins are loaded with seeds and fairly easy to grow. You can create your own supply of pumpkins for years to come!
Star Milling Co. is committed to providing the best quality poultry food for your flock. We operate a Monensin-free facility and are proud to never blend antibiotics, anthelmintics, coccidiostats, or ionophores into any of our feed. For more useful facts and information about chickens, be sure to visit our Poultry Care Corner.