Cantelope OK for 4.5 weekers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by augustmomx2, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about to cut up a cantelope for my family & was wondering if its okay to give my 4.5 wk old chicks the leftovers? I have read about people feeding their adult hens cantelopes, but I wasn't sure about chickies...TIA [​IMG]
     
  2. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they eat it why not?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think it would be fine, but go easy on it. Too much fruit can make them "loose" if you know what I mean. [​IMG]
     
  4. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ewww...thanks for the heads up!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It'll make their poops liquidy, but it's got great nutrition in it. Give them the seeds & rinds - they'll love it once they figure out it's food.
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go easy, that's a lot of sugar. I didn't feed treats until they were much older...
     

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