Pumpkins for All

Have a flock of hungry chickens?

Go find some abandoned pumpkins after the fall decorating season / Halloween.

Not only is it cheap entertainment to see them dunk their heads in a giant pumpkin, its good for them too! Have some restless kids in the house? Give them a hammer and tell them its their job to split the pumpkin in half for the girls. Win / Win.

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Having this varied food source not only provides a boredom buster for the birds, pumpkin seeds could also be an excellent natural wormer. Or so I’ve heard. By asking family and friends for their abandoned pumpkins, we had quite the collection that lasted us for many weeks. Anything that turned black or moldy was thrown onto the compost pile.