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What are your favorite summer time treat to give your flock? We are in hot, sunny Florida and I love to give my girls leftover (cold) watermelon and strawberries.

1  Black lab, 2 German Shepherds, 1 toddler.

 

6 hens: 

New Hampshire: Delilah. Red Star: Ginger. Black Star: Maggie. Brown Leghorn: Queen Elizabeth (Liz). Easter Egger: Lilly. Easter Egger: Bertha Mae. 

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1  Black lab, 2 German Shepherds, 1 toddler.

 

6 hens: 

New Hampshire: Delilah. Red Star: Ginger. Black Star: Maggie. Brown Leghorn: Queen Elizabeth (Liz). Easter Egger: Lilly. Easter Egger: Bertha Mae. 

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post #2 of 6

My hens love watermelon rind, strawberries, corn, and cantaloupe (especially the seeds).

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post #3 of 6

you can freeze these in ice too but I will just list them, 

 

watermelon

cantalope

muskmelon

honeydew 

bananas w/o skin

tomatoes

beans(green beans fresh, dried beans cooked)

peas

zucchini

lettuce

cabbage

peppers

strawberries

their own eggs, but cooked

garlic, but not onions, they will eat it but onions contain a chemical that is toxic to chickens

post #4 of 6

even though summer is not offcially here until june 20th... but it's getting to 111-113

 

so anything that is cool/cold is ideal

 

i don't like giving my chickens any food that will cause diarrhea.. but they like watermelons..

 

i guess summer is watermelon season.. since i saw $1 for a seedless watermelon in the local supermarket store's ad..

 

$2 for organic

 

maybe i'll grab a few..

 

cool water, shade, cool surface to lie on and cool foods.. maybe it will help them stay cool in this summer type heat..

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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post #5 of 6

All the free ranging bugs they can find.

Shallow pan of cool water to stand in. Frozen water with fruit in it.

post #6 of 6

I haven't tried this yet, it's my first time with chickens, but I read about putting corn or peas in muffin tins with water and freezing them. The chickens love to peck at the frozen blob.  

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