How soon is too soon for watermelon?

PTFowl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 16, 2011
73
0
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WA
The chicks are 5 days old today. Is it okay to give them some watermelon?
 

PTFowl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 16, 2011
73
0
39
WA
Quote:They have an area of the brooder with washed construction sand where they like to go and peck around. Is this sufficient? Thank you for helping me with this!
 

PTFowl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 16, 2011
73
0
39
WA
Quote:Ugh, we're just starting to get away from the runny poo thing so this is good to know. I thought more protein would help so i offered a tiny bit of hard boiled egg but it wasn't a huge hit as I'd expected.
 

ChicksinFL

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
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Quote:Ugh, we're just starting to get away from the runny poo thing so this is good to know. I thought more protein would help so i offered a tiny bit of hard boiled egg but it wasn't a huge hit as I'd expected.

Every other morning we do hard boiled egg with apple/strawberry sauce (it comes in little pouches and I have it for my daughters), mixed with some crushed up cheerios. The girls will put a spoonful in each feeder and our chickens LOVE IT they have now started to realize what is coming, so when the girls go to give it out the chicks are rushing the doors to their enclosures!
 

PTFowl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 16, 2011
73
0
39
WA
Quote:My chicks want to go to your house for breakfast.
Thanks for the tip!
 

Meena

Hatching
8 Years
Aug 30, 2011
7
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7
We have one chicken who loves watermelon more than the others!! All of them started liking fruit after 5 or 6 weeks.

 

ChicksinFL

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
216
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Quote:My chicks want to go to your house for breakfast.
Thanks for the tip!

Yes our chicks are getting VERY Spoiled!! Your welcome.
 

Eris

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 15, 2011
112
5
89
El Paso, Texas
I gave my 4-5 day old chicks some watermelon, they don't eat the rind, they peck at it but they wont eat it. They do like pecking, and eating the fleshy pink part. I've had no problems with runny poop.
 

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