WATERMELON SEEDS

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sierra Hughes, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Sierra Hughes

    Sierra Hughes In the Brooder

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    Trying to beat this Georgia heat, so I made my chickens watermelon treats.
    :)

    I wanted to triple check that the seeds won't hurt them to eat?

    I've frozen them, cut up in ice cube trays and even froze the skin of the watermelon.
     
  2. Corrie W

    Corrie W Chirping

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    They'll be fine! Mine love all fruits but when they see the box of cherrio's they run to that first!
     
  3. Sierra Hughes

    Sierra Hughes In the Brooder

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    Cherrios? I didn't think of that!!! Great idea
     
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  4. chicks are life

    chicks are life Songster

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    Seeds are fine just not apple seeds...
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I feed my Chickens whole apples....They would have to consume a lot of Apple seeds before it would ever become an issue....
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Even apple seeds: a chicken is not going to eat enough seeds in an apple to do any harm. Now, if you fed them all the seeds from an apple sauce processing event, that might possibly be an issue.

    When ever I open a cantaloupe or squash, the birds get the seeds as a special treat.
     
  7. Patinas

    Patinas Songster

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    I've read that watermelon seeds are actually a natural de-wormer for chickens. I give my flock watermelon all the time and they love it so have at it!
     
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