The Cool Texas Melon Board

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cock-L-Doodle Garoo, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Cock-L-Doodle Garoo

    Cock-L-Doodle Garoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Well after 50+ days this year of 100 degrees or more here in Texas, I have only lost one bird. I almost lost her last year and she did never seem quite right since. It's the shade...the fresh water daily...and the ice Cool Texas Melon Board in the evening that's help. They tear it up in just a few minutes.

    Good news...The heat suppose to break in a couple of days...It's only going to get up to 93 Monday.

    REMEMBER AND SUPPORT OUR OVERSEAS TROOPS PLEASE!!!



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  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    You have a good looking flock there! Thanks for sharing the fun....[​IMG]
     
  3. Carter57

    Carter57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the idea of sticking to a board. That would keep it clean and keep one from running off with the whole piece.
     
  4. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this, the photos are nice. I had to show my husband. We're here in Austin and yup, it's been a hot one. I take ice out and frozen bottle of ice as well. Melon does NOT last long. We will very often give them a big bowl of chopped up greens: collard, mustard, turnip, what have you. Stay cool!
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Cock-L-Doodle,

    Nice sequence pictures----Yep, only a few more days and we will cool off to the high 90's. Can't wait.
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day before yesterday we woke up(6AM) to 80 degrees here on the island... right now (midnight) it's 75. This is a welcome sight. We haven't seen anything below 85 at night since May!
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    cool! haha and yes it gets hot O:
     
  8. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a board for all my treats but I love the large nails to hold them in place. I'm going to show hubby right now his next thing for my chickens [​IMG] He loves my chickens or so I keep telling him [​IMG]
     
  9. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I love this idea! I give my flock watermelon, when it's hot out, and they often overturn the melons to where the rind is facing up, then they give up and walk off. Thank you for the wonderful idea! [​IMG]
     

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