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Can/do Chicks eat watermelon and rinds?

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Hi I have watermelon and a lot of rinds from a watermelon that I cut up today and my chicks are about 5 weeks old. Can you tell me if they can eat watermelon and the rinds (sp?) I don't want to feed it to them if it will hurt them, though I can't imagine it could. But I want to be sure. Thanks!!

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My chickens love watermelon.  They eat the flesh and seeds - everything except a paper thin piece of the green rind.  It is a great treat on a hot day!

~ Julie ~


If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

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~ Julie ~


If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

Ameraucanas, FBCMs, BOs, BLRW, EEs, bantam Cochins, Black Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, White leghorns, and Bobwhite Quail.   1 Beagle, 2 German Shepherd Dogs, 1 cat, lots of honeybees,  2 grown daughters and a very handy and understanding husband!

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oh yay! Great! Watermelon it is! Thanks so much for replying! I really appreciate it!

Wonderful DH, five kids, hoping to adopt in the not too distant future, and currently chickenless....
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post #4 of 11

yes at 5wks they love eating water melon an the rinds.but be aware that water melon will give them runny poo.so dont panic if you see that.

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ok thanks! That's good to know!

I put it in with them at first and they just looked at in and ran away lol So I just left it in there, and then came back later and they had eaten it. Wish I hadn't missed it barnie

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Edited by Frogdogtimestwo - 7/19/08 at 7:32pm
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84971_img00438-20110411-1757.jpg

My husband put his leftover watermelon slice in with my 5-6 week old chickens, and this is what was left!

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Our chickens have to fight the goats and donkeys for the watermellon, they all love it. big_smile

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Watermelon is my chickens favorite treat! They LOVE it! I just cut some up to give to them tomorrow. big_smile

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Originally Posted by sgtmom52 

My chickens love watermelon.  They eat the flesh and seeds - everything except a paper thin piece of the green rind.  It is a great treat on a hot day!


Mine too.  The chicks are almost 6 wks old now...

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