First time for watermelon

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by cinders55, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. cinders55

    cinders55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Citronelle, AL
    I gave my boys watermelon for a treat today. I cut it in cubes and put it out there and they looked at it like it was the strangest thing they ever saw. They wouldn't touch it until the baby chickens started. Then they ran after the chickens and stole theirs. After doing this a couple of times they decided it was safe to get their own and before long the plate was clean. I loved it.
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Hehe it's always fun to see them learning about new foods! Mine liked yellow squash the best I think. Red things scared them when they were little, but watermelon is one of their faves now.
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Mine are still scared of red thigns.. [​IMG]
  4. cinders55

    cinders55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Citronelle, AL
    Never thought about them being scared of red. That might be why they wouldn't have anything to do with tomatoes. Maybe next week I'll try the yellow squash.
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    That is funny, mine seem to love red things! I take some watermelon and sprinkle sunflower seeds over top of it to make it even more interesting. I think that is how they learned about eating watermelon is they pecked at the seeds and learned about eating the watermelon. Mine like blueberries. They go wild over them. They like grapes too. They don't go for apples though or oranges.
  6. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have half a watermelon screaming my peafowls name... But tomorrow is another day...

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