1st Watermelon.....plus some pics of the 6 wk olds....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickending, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Chickending

    Chickending Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed the chicks watermelon and they loved it. I didnt get a picture of the chase that happened after one would grab one pc and run away, was laughing too hard..... and they all would chase after them. I am going to keep watermelon around as they loved it.

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    The dog Kody supervising the watermelon eating....

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    These are pictures of the some of the others...no watermelon involved but they are all so cute....

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  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yummy for chickies!
    Ya know, they like the rind too?
     
  3. RioLindoAz

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    The good thing about water melon is that it keeps them cool too

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  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking chickens! [​IMG] They love watermelon.
     
  5. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    warning, watermelon rinds will attract a ton of flies too. I fed mine a lot of watermelon and my wife made me buy a flies-be-gone fly trap to catch the flies next!
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    cut the watermelon (with rind) in half lengthwise and scoop out a bit (we eat this) ...this makes a "bowl" to hold their feed in the mornings and then when it is gone (the articles for heat stress advise taking away food during the day) they can peck on the rest... the moist feeed in hot weather seems to make it more palatable (and aids in dehydration issues)
     

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