Today I started decorating for Fall. I love it when the air is cool for sleeping at night and the leaves rustled past your feet when you walk. Even the girls received a little decorating in the perennial garden near the coop; an urn stacked with three gourds.
I can't wait until the girls get to enjoy a freshly picked pumpkin. I love to put an entire pumpkin in the run with the chickens. I watch them enjoy pecking at the rind until they poke through and discover the raw stringy goodness of goo and pumpkin seeds.
Raw pumpkin seeds are a great all natural wormer for chickens. Pumpkins also prevent boredom and help exercise your flock. Last Fall, I spent hours watching the girls experience their first pumpkin. We are planning on picking our own pumpkins at a local patch. I hope that you will share these wonderful gourd like squash with your flock too. You and your flock are guaranteed to be entertained for hours.
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest