Cantalope Seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 6chick*start, May 25, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    NE OKlahoma
    About to slice a cantalope. Are the moist seeds okay for chickens or should I dry them out?
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I toss mine all our old fruit or bread and let them decide -
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should be???? I've heard of people using pumkin seeds to deworm their flock, so cantalope seeds shouldn't be harmful, I wouldn't think anyway?!?!
  4. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    My girls will eat the seeds first, then the cantaloupe.[​IMG]
  5. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2010
    land of the sun
    i gave my girls half a cantalope the other day and they ate it seeds and all. a short time later i was left with a paper thin rind [​IMG]
  6. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    NE OKlahoma
    The seeds were a huge hit with my ten 8-9 week olds!
    Course after reading the replies I had to go dig all the rinds out of my compost pile [​IMG]
    Another big hit! Saving some.

    They have been getting treats since 2 weeks old.
    Just thought of another question I'm going to start ...
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Glad they enjoyed them! Mine went bezerk over the innards of a bell pepper yesterday. I gave it to them stem and all and I'll be darned if I can find a trace of that pepper in their brooder!
  8. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The innards (what I call "glop") that comes in the center of a cantaloupe, squash, or pumpkin is a great favorite with my chickens. You can give it raw (melons) or cooked (squash or pumpkins). Last year I took the leftover Halloween pumpkins that didn't sell at the village center (they were free) and roasted each one before chopping it open and giving it to the girls. They thought it was the best thing ever!

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  9. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

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