Anyone try this? Update... they loved it!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mycookoonest, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut a cantalope in half tonight and thought to myself... wow this would make a great bowl for a some yogurt and crumbles in there for them.

    I just don't know how great the outside of the cantalope is for them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    They won't eat the outside "skin" of the cantalope. They will eat the inside flesh all the way to the skin until it is paper thin though. They will also do this with watermelon.
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
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    I gave mine a cold cut up cantaloupe today since it was so hot out. They ate it all the way down to the skin/rind.
     
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    That is a great idea by the way, using it as a bowl also for the yogurt. I'm gonna try that too.
     
  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:Heck, I want to try it for me too! It sounds pretty darned tasty!
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    ooooooo, try putting some smaller fruits in there like strawberries and blueberries [​IMG] or even something to sprinkle on the yogurt like bread crumbs or oatmeal. Man, I should be a gourmet chicken chef [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great idea... I want to try that!
     
  8. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
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    mmmmmmmmmm......Granola! (Now I'm getting even more hungry!)
     
  9. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I liked Cantalope I know I would like it with yogurt and other berries in it! Man these babies are spoiled. I also gave the ones in the brooder a lovely bowl of yogurt and crumbles and they went nuts over it... but I'm not too thrilled to have to clean the bowl! LOL!
     
  10. Flyingbavarian

    Flyingbavarian Out Of The Brooder

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    Never tried it for chickens. But i have had vanilla ice cream in half a cantaloupe.[​IMG]
     

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