Guess I found out something even more popular than grapes!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NickyPick, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and that's FIGS! Our tree is overloaded right now, so I thought I'd give some to my chickens. darn, it took me 10 minutes to cut those things up and they devoured them in 15 seconds! [​IMG]
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You can skip the chopping, you know. It makes the treats last longer and gives them something to do.
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is funny.

    My chickens won't eat a grape...so the bunnies get those.

    Tomatoes and peaches are the most popular things around here.

















    .... [​IMG] I don't even know what a fig looks like muchless taste like [​IMG]
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Fresh Figs are an exotic, sweet, juicy delight. You see them in most grocery stores--but they are seasonal, so only during a few months of the year. THey look like a fat light green tear drop. The outside flesh is firm, the inside is heaven. Dried figs are brown and almost as good.


    My girls came running tonight for the grubs I pulled out of the garden soil. Yum yum!
     
  5. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not in SW Missouri you don't. [​IMG]
     
  6. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens eat watermelon, but i have 90 chickens
     
  7. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so glad to hear this! I just filled a big basket with figs yesterday and wondered if they were safe for the chickens. Can't wait to try them out! (After I make fig preserves, my hubby's fave).
     
  8. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them a watermelon yesterday. Guess I didn't read the lables closely, 'cos boy, was I surprised to cut it open and find it was YELLOW! I didn't know there were yellow watermelons! After a few suspicious looks, my chicks chowed down on that too. I've got some fruit lovers here. Good thing, as they still turn their beaks up at sunflower seeds.
     
  9. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey BarefootMom...I've never seen them at grocery stores here either, but they sell the trees at all the nurseries - even Home Depot. They grow all over around here, I'm sure theyd do great in Missouri. Yum...fig jam [​IMG]
     
  10. 1MrsMagoo

    1MrsMagoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not only are their yellow fleshed watermelons, but their are several orange varieties as well: I'm glad they are finally making their way into the grocery store. I am growing Heart of Gold yellow and Orangelo and Tendersweet orange in addition to the regular ones and really like the variety. The chickens, cow, goats, and horse love all kinds of melons and their rinds. If I get a damaged cantaloupe, I'll just cut it in half and let the chickens have at it...they love it!
     

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