Watermelon Rind???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CatsCrazyCoop, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. CatsCrazyCoop

    CatsCrazyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so my girls go batty for the super sweet watermelon that I dice up into small pieces (they are about 6 weeks old)

    Can I feel them the rind? And if so... do I have to dice it up or can I just put the whole rind in with them?

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  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I slice up the watermelon and keep the red part for me and toss the rest of the rind to the chickens. They will dive in and eat it down to the green outer rind. It's paper thin when they get done with it!

    Just toss the whole rind in there. [​IMG]
     
  3. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, They will eat it until there is almost nothing left!
     
  4. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    Absolutely! The skin will be the only thing left after our girls get watermelon. They love it and it is so good on a hot day. Makes 'em happy, just like us.
     
  5. CaroleW

    CaroleW Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes- it keeps them cool and hydrated here in the Arizona heat too. They love watermelon (or any melon)- even just the rinds.
     
  6. LivingRootsFarm

    LivingRootsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I was unsure about this too until my next door neighbor who sells produce gave me a dozen watermelon that were not good. I took the whole melon and cut it in quarters and gave it to them. They pretty much ate the whole thing - there was a tad of skin left. I have been giving them a melon a day and they wait for me every morning for it. Only probably is I only have one melon left!
     
  7. LPOHHomestead

    LPOHHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Agreed! That's what our chickens do. It almost looks as if you've peeled the watermelon, it's so thin. They go nuts over it. Chunks of rind worked great when I was training them to go back into the coop in the evenings.


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    www.littlepatchofheavenhomestead.blogspot.com
     
  8. caliscoop

    caliscoop New Egg

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    throw in the whole watermelon... they will eat everything but the green out side... I just throw the the slices big small they will eat it all...
     
  9. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife and kids get most of the watermelon the cuckoos get the rest.
     
  10. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! They will love you for it. [​IMG]
     

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