The Watermelon Chickens (pic included)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by newlyweds, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    It's sweltering here in south east Texas so for a treat I cut up some watermelon that I stuck in the freezer for about a hour for my gals.

    They had a blast eating, slurping, and enjoying themselves.

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    *Production Red (Tail-feather, and White Rocks (Sally and Pesky)
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    *Easter Egger (Penny), Buff Orpington (Buffy), and Easter Egger (Hadlee)
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    Tail-feather chasing off Penny, Buffy and Hadlee
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    Easter Egger (Charlotte), Hadlee, Penny, and Buffy
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    Black Australorp (Pumpkin) and Penny the Easter egger.

    I also have more pictures of the watermelon feast on my blog. http://www.newlyweds-blog.com/

    What
    do you do to cool your chickens down or treat them?
     
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  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Your girls are so very pretty! ~ and they sure do know how to enjoy that mellon!
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Lovely pics! Beautiful hens indeed! I do that too with the watermelon. What a nice treat for them on a super hot, humid day! My hubby says, "Hey, where's my watermelon!" LOL So I'm careful to make sure I have some for him too! [​IMG]
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I love to watch them eat it!! I think I gave it to them too much in a week though.....a few of them got a bit of diarrhea for a day or so. [​IMG]
     
  5. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such a pretty flock!

    I give my girls frozen yougurt & frozen blueberries as a summer treat. Just pop a container of regular yougurt into the freezer overnight or so, then turn it out of the container and they love it. The frozen blueberries I vacuum sealed last year when the store had them SUPER cheap. They weren't sure about them at first, but now they love them!
     
  6. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Thanks everyone. Great idea on the frozen yogurt and blueberries. My girls also love grapes, they go crazy for grapes its so fun to watch.
     
  7. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    beautiful girls! what breeds are they?
     
  8. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    awesomefowl- Thanks! I have lots of different breeds but I will go back and list their breeds in the first post.
     

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