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Are watermelon seeds chicken poisonous???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cjeanean, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I've read about ppl giving their chickens watermelon, and now, as an afterthough (meaning after I gave them watermelon) I'm wondering if the seeds are poisonous or if they just don't eat the seeds. Anyone??? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It hasn't killed mine yet!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    hasn't killed mine either!
     
  4. Aurynsdream

    Aurynsdream In the Brooder

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    mine particularly love the seeds, they will eat the melon only after they ate all the seeds
     
  5. astatula

    astatula Songster

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    I think the seeds of most melons are good for your chickens. I give my chickens my pumpkins after the fall and they eat all of the seeds first and then the melon down to a paper-thin shell. They are as healthy as ever and love the entire melon. I am giving my morning melons right now to the group... It's watermelon, that is seeded, and they are diving in for those seeds. Have fun, always check first.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    There would be dead chickens all over if melon seeds were poisonous. Watermelons, cantalopes, pumpkins, and squash are some of their very favorite foods.
     

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