My chickens LOVE cantaloupe!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Have been eating a lot of cantaloupe and have been giving the girls the rinds and seeds. I usually have the "snacks" in a samll plastic bag to carry them down to coop. My one Light Brahma (Laverne) jumps up for the bag as soon as I walk into the coop. When I give it to them, she in is right there getting the biggest piece she can find, runs off to the corner to eat on her own. First time with chickens and they are just out right fun! [​IMG]
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    You are 100% right they are FUN!!!

    Mine love watermelon. My MIL eats a couple a week and she saves all the rinds for my birds. She always leaves a generous portion of pulp just for them! She is the best MIL ever!!
  3. Maryallison

    Maryallison Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    AWWWWW! [​IMG] I really need to stop and get a watermelon soon! My girls loved it last summer! [​IMG]
  4. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    OMG-Watermelon and chickens go crazy! They eat it all the way down to the skin!
  5. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I am sorry that I did not plant watermelon and cantaloupe for the girls. they love it. with all the rain we are getting this year they would have done well.
  6. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Mine like cantaloupe, but LOVE watermelon.

    My two Dominiques owning the fresh watermelon.


    Cochins able to get a few bites too.

  7. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    This is true-I posted that mine love both, but man, it's true, if you think they love canteloupe, throw out a watermelon's like sharks on a big piece of meat! haha...[​IMG]
  8. lakeguy55

    lakeguy55 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fair Grove, Missouri
    Mine are not in love with cantalope, but put watermelon in front of them, and look's every chicken (or human) for themselves....[​IMG]
  9. LaSombra

    LaSombra Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Mine LOVE watermelon but I put some cantaloupe out for them yesterday and it's still there. They've taken a few bites but haven't finished it. I guess I spoiled them on the watermelon [​IMG]
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:How true that statement! There is nothing left BUT a tiny amount of skin! [​IMG]

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