Summer time treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SWoRN, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. SWoRN

    SWoRN Out Of The Brooder

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    What are your favorite summer time treat to give your flock? We are in hot, sunny Florida and I love to give my girls leftover (cold) watermelon and strawberries.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    My hens love watermelon rind, strawberries, corn, and cantaloupe (especially the seeds).
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can freeze these in ice too but I will just list them,

    watermelon
    cantalope
    muskmelon
    honeydew
    bananas w/o skin
    tomatoes
    beans(green beans fresh, dried beans cooked)
    peas
    zucchini
    lettuce
    cabbage
    peppers
    strawberries
    their own eggs, but cooked
    garlic, but not onions, they will eat it but onions contain a chemical that is toxic to chickens
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even though summer is not offcially here until june 20th... but it's getting to 111-113

    so anything that is cool/cold is ideal

    i don't like giving my chickens any food that will cause diarrhea.. but they like watermelons..

    i guess summer is watermelon season.. since i saw $1 for a seedless watermelon in the local supermarket store's ad..

    $2 for organic

    maybe i'll grab a few..

    cool water, shade, cool surface to lie on and cool foods.. maybe it will help them stay cool in this summer type heat..
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    All the free ranging bugs they can find.
    Shallow pan of cool water to stand in. Frozen water with fruit in it.
     
  6. dlaplume2

    dlaplume2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't tried this yet, it's my first time with chickens, but I read about putting corn or peas in muffin tins with water and freezing them. The chickens love to peck at the frozen blob.
     

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