So I thought I'd give them a good treat..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cocotte, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Cocotte

    Cocotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I chopped the ends off of a watermelon and put it in the run with my chickens thinking they would love it...and they won't even taste it! I don't think they realize it is food [​IMG]
     
  2. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once they realize what it is, they will love it..I hope. Mine do. They eat it right down to the rind. They also love it when I hull strawberries and give them the soft ones.
     
  3. Cocotte

    Cocotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured once the realize its food they'll love it. I guess I'll just keep giving it to them until the do [​IMG] So far I haven't had any luck with treats except for rolled oats.
     
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE chopped grapes -- when I want them to try something new I add it to the chopped grapes. Sometimes they like the new food (strawberries) and sometimes they don't (peas). It's fun watching them lose their little minds over their treats. Chop up some watermelon and mix it in the with oatmeal and see what they do.

    Jenny
     
  5. t4dbirds

    t4dbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same issue with corn on the cob. Seems they don't have a clue it's food, but my grey does so it didn't go to waste [​IMG] Maybe next time I'll have him eat one where the chics can see and maybe catch on. Otherwise more corn cob for him!
     
  6. Cocotte

    Cocotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ooh, that's a good idea, thanks!
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too funny. I have one set of hens that will eat anything I throw in there, and one set that looks at it like..whoa buddy, where did you get that idea from...:)
     
  8. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was the watermelon orange i find mine wont eat anything orange,used to offer them cooked carrots wont touch them, they love yellow melon and also fond of apples, and also tomatoes cut in half so they can get to the seeds but i think their all time favourite is baby gem lettuce hung from a piece of string in their run that would be demolished in minutes
     
  9. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    too funny. I have one set of hens that will eat anything I throw in there, and one set that looks at it like..whoa buddy, where did you get that idea from...:)

    [​IMG] Mine are like that too [​IMG]
     

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