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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 6chick*start, May 25, 2011.
About to slice a cantalope. Are the moist seeds okay for chickens or should I dry them out?
I toss mine all our old fruit or bread and let them decide -
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?!?!
My girls will eat the seeds first, then the cantaloupe.
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
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
Another big hit! Saving some.
They have been getting treats since 2 weeks old.
Just thought of another question I'm going to start ...
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!
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!
My flock goes crazy for squash, even when I mess it up.