Can 5 week old chicks have cantaloupe guts?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I can give them the rind (and I don't eat way down to the green so they'll get some good stuff on my piece-can't say the same for dh) but what about the slimy guts w/ the seeds? Is that ok to give them at this age? I wasn't sure if the seeds would be too big.
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    It may be to big...but if it is (they will not eat it)...but if you are giving them scraps make sure they are getting chick grit to help them digest the food [​IMG]
  3. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks-they are out on the dirt plus have sand in the coop so they should have plenty of grit. I may just freeze the guts for now and save them for hot days (I put the rinds in the freezer for tomorrow and the next day).
  4. Avienda

    Avienda Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sapulpa, OK
    I gave my silkie chicks canalope guts when they were that age and they wouldn't touch the seeds, but went bonkers for the rest of it. I did have to cut it up into little bite size pieces, because they would just get the whole string otherwise, and they didn't like that! I'm telling you, my little chickens are the biggest chickens around! Scared of everything!
  5. 5chicks4us

    5chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    That is my chickens favorite treat! They go bonkers over cantaloupe guts.
  6. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    I am feeding mine all kinds of goodies from the garden including sunflower seeds and they are doing fine!! [​IMG]
  7. If your chickens have sand and or out on the dirt, they can basically eat anything they want. There is only a few (handful) of things that a chicken should not eat (funny thing is that they won't eat the bad stuff if good chicken food and greens are available) and few they are indeed. The seeds will likely be ignored because they are just to big at the moment. Give em the guts and watch them go nuts! [​IMG]
  8. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gave them the guts today. I put oatmeal on top so they would try them and they ate them right up! They would take the seeds and keep smacking them on the ground or pecking at them but I don't think any of them ate seeds. They kept wiping their beaks too. So funny.

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