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My chickens LOVE cantaloupe!

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Have been eating a lot of cantaloupe and have been giving the girls the rinds and seeds.  I usually have the "snacks" in a samll plastic bag to carry them down to coop.  My one Light Brahma (Laverne) jumps up for the bag as soon as I walk into the coop.  When I give it to them, she in is right there getting the biggest piece she can find, runs off to the corner to eat on her own.  First time with chickens and they are just out right fun! lol

Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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post #2 of 13

You are 100% right they are FUN!!!

Mine love watermelon.  My MIL eats a couple a week and she saves all the rinds for my birds.  She always leaves a generous portion of pulp just for them!  She is the best MIL ever!!

Recently relocated to Colorado, now an empty nester, new state, new house, new adventure!
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Recently relocated to Colorado, now an empty nester, new state, new house, new adventure!
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post #3 of 13

AWWWWW! tongue I really need to stop and get a watermelon soon! My girls loved it last summer! tongue

Wife to a loving Husband , 2 daughters  , 1 cat, 35+ rabbits , 50 chickens  , 6 turkeys, 6 ducks, & 3 peacocks, & 5 donkeys  

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Wife to a loving Husband , 2 daughters  , 1 cat, 35+ rabbits , 50 chickens  , 6 turkeys, 6 ducks, & 3 peacocks, & 5 donkeys  

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post #4 of 13

OMG-Watermelon and canteloupe...my chickens go crazy!  They eat it all the way down to the skin!

Can't wait to learn more about chickens!!
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Can't wait to learn more about chickens!!
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post #5 of 13

I am sorry that I did not plant watermelon and cantaloupe for the girls. they love it. with all the rain we are getting this year they would have done well.

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Mine like cantaloupe, but LOVE watermelon.

My two Dominiques owning the fresh watermelon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/schugh/chicken/Doms2.jpg

Cochins able to get a few bites too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/schugh/chicken/All4.jpg

2 Dominiques, 1 Black Cochin, 1 Speckled Sussex and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte. 4' x 7' wooden playhouse coop conversion + 4' x 20' attached run on 1/3 of an acre.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, check it! A fork full of waffle helps the fried chicken go down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qawlht-alU
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2 Dominiques, 1 Black Cochin, 1 Speckled Sussex and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte. 4' x 7' wooden playhouse coop conversion + 4' x 20' attached run on 1/3 of an acre.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, check it! A fork full of waffle helps the fried chicken go down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qawlht-alU
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post #7 of 13

This is true-I posted that mine love both, but man, it's true, if you think they love canteloupe, throw out a watermelon rind...it's like sharks on a big piece of meat!  haha...gig

Can't wait to learn more about chickens!!
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Can't wait to learn more about chickens!!
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post #8 of 13

Mine are not in love with cantalope, but put watermelon in front of them, and look out....it's every chicken (or human) for themselves....smile

Presently home to 3 cats and 2 rescued Greyhounds, and now "the girls"...two Barred Rocks, two Red Sex Links, and two beautiful Buff Orps, and last but not least, Brewster the Barred Rock Rooster

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened..." Anatole France
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Presently home to 3 cats and 2 rescued Greyhounds, and now "the girls"...two Barred Rocks, two Red Sex Links, and two beautiful Buff Orps, and last but not least, Brewster the Barred Rock Rooster

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened..." Anatole France
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post #9 of 13

Mine LOVE watermelon but I put some cantaloupe out for them yesterday and it's still there.  They've taken a few bites but haven't finished it.  I guess I spoiled them on the watermelon wink

Jenny: wife to 1 great husband, mom of 3 boys, 1 dog (lab), 6 cats and 19 chickens (variety of Barred rock, sex links, EE, wyandottes, RIR, australorp, orpington and banty polish)...
New chicks!: FBC marans, blue ameraucanas, Speckled Sussex, Welsummer, lakenvelder, leghorns, cornish, brahma, cochin, s. faverolles and EE. 
Getting some buckeyes, barnevelders and marans this summer...
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Jenny: wife to 1 great husband, mom of 3 boys, 1 dog (lab), 6 cats and 19 chickens (variety of Barred rock, sex links, EE, wyandottes, RIR, australorp, orpington and banty polish)...
New chicks!: FBC marans, blue ameraucanas, Speckled Sussex, Welsummer, lakenvelder, leghorns, cornish, brahma, cochin, s. faverolles and EE. 
Getting some buckeyes, barnevelders and marans this summer...
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by logansmommy7 

OMG-Watermelon and canteloupe...my chickens go crazy!  They eat it all the way down to the skin!


How true that statement!  There is nothing left BUT a tiny amount of skin! ep

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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