Gave my chickens watermelon...and oh my god

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sunnydee, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    I am a first time chicken owner and my chicks are 4 wks old. I gave the some cut up pieces of watermelon and they went absolutely crazy. Oh my god...they were so darn cute! Just wanted to share......
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    They love it [​IMG]
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Isnt it so much fun, watching them discover new things? Congrats on your new babies.
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    give it to them with the rind... mine LOVE watermelon!!!
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yes...I am having so much fun. Me and the kids get digging in the fridge looking at what we can give them. Tried raw cut up carrots and they didnt care for them at all. Maybe cooked ones next time? I have only had them since Wednesday night and they already come running to the corner of their box when they hear our voices!! Cant wait til my coop is ready for them..will be soooo much fun!
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:Yeah that works better and most of the nutrition is in the green. It fun to
    watch them run around with a big piece of rind in their beaks. [​IMG]
  7. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    I did leave the rind on but cut it into little pieces. Was not sure how big and didnt want anyone to get a hard rind stuck! We also gave them some frozen berries tonight before it got dark (was really really hot and humid today) and oh my god...that was even better than the watermelon. So funny to see them steal it from each other! [​IMG]
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Don't you love it when they have a treat in their beak but then you toss something else so they drop what they have and go after what you've just tossed? Silly birds! Love the keep away game too. You can just see them thinking "MINE MINE MINE!!!"
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    mine went crazy too, they seem to like red things more, try tomato

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