My hubbie is taking great pleasure providing my hens with leftovers. He's actually at the point where he's buying things he knows the hens will like to eat after he's done with his part. So, for the past 10 days or so, he's consumed melon after melon. Watermelons at first, now cantelopes. He puts the rinds in the frig. At first I would take the rinds and nuke them in the microwave for a few seconds to get the chill out. I was doing this as I know my parrot shouldn't have cold food going into his crop. In parrots, it can cause a fungus. Well, I opened up the frig to find a foot high pile of melon rinds..... cantelope and watermelon. Now my question is: for the hens, do I need to continue to warm them before feeding? Are hen crops susceptible to fungus from cold foods the way parrots are? Thank you in advance for answering this silly, novice question!!