Need ideas for frozen treats for hens? ASAP, please..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redhen, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Cause hubby is going to the store soon.. [​IMG]

    We're having a heat wave here in New England. What frozen things can i put out for the birds to eat?
    Watermelon.. (i already have that)
    Can/will they eat Cantelope or melon?
    What about frozen corn on the cob??

    WHat ELSE can we buy?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Your chickens or wild birds?

    You can freeze most any of your chickens food, well maybe not greens.

    To buy- any frozen veggies, I keep frozen mixed, corn, and green beans in the freezer all the time for the chickens. Nuked in the winter of course.

    For wild birds- water, water , and more water

    Imp- Summer arrived here in Western Washington- today!
     
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks Impie!
    Its for my chickens and ducks and geese... and really even for the pigs..
    I'm just rying to think what will freeze well..besides fruit...
    I do have 3 bags of frozen berries.(strawberries and wild blackberries..).. wonder if they can eat them??

    I know..i feel so bad for the poor wild critters and birds in this heat.. [​IMG]
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Try some frozen peas.
    But freeze 2 liter bottles and lay them out in the shade, they will find them.
     
  5. redhen

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    Quote:Thanks! I'll tell him to get some of them! The ducks will LOVE them..
    I didnt even think of that.. thanks
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    will they eat cantelope? Or melon?
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    redhen, I give my girls frozen berries when it's hot. Mulberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries mostly. Chilled watermelon, frozen corn also. They have eaten frozen cranberries recently and seemed to like it. I will try 'semi-frozen' plain yogurt tomorrow. My girls don't like the frozen soda bottle in the waterer so I have just used a plastic dish to freeze water and I drop that in the water buckets in the yard. I water a couple of shady spots in the morning so they can hang out there. I think I will try some cooked, chopped then frozen carrots later this week too. I hate to see them panting on hot humid days....
     
  8. redhen

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    Quote:I know! I hate to see it too! They are in the coop panting right now... but i CANT leave the doors open here... cause they will get eaten for sure. [​IMG]

    Great idea about the frozen yogurt..all the animals can eat that too!... I'll add that to the list... Thanks!
     
  9. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try filling a 2 liter bottle, or cool whip tub or whatever with frozen veggies and water or water with grits. You could freeze it to give them a "block" to peck on, or blend it with ice and kind of make them a cool, gross smoothie that they will love. The ice will slow them down and cool them down.
    I would serve it in a tub instead of just putting it on the ground. I can't stand when their treats get all dirty on the ground.
    sorry about my grammar on this post. i'm in a hurry. wink wink redhen [​IMG] I'm right there with ya!
     
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  10. redhen

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