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Watermelons OK?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Foxhound lady, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a little watermelon that's vine died and its not quite ripe yet is it ok to slice and feed to the chickens. Otherwise its going in the compost pile.
     
  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG! My sweeties looove watermelon! Your chickens would probably enjoy it if you give it to them. Perfectly safe and nutritious for them too [​IMG]
     
  3. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it too,It won't hurt them.Mine pick it down til it looks like an empty football skin. Will
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  4. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll love it, you just have to watch out for the flying watermelon scraps [​IMG]
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Watermelon is my chickens FAV!
     
  6. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hehe mine too! I was trying to think of a way to describe those watermelon shells;)
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. nerfy

    nerfy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine Love it!
     
  9. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really want them to be happy - take the melon and split it. Put your split sides down on the ground. Wait a day or 2, turn it over and take a look. Should be lots of yummy little bugs in there now. Now give the melon to the chickies. Talk about a feast! [​IMG]
     
  10. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large rock in the middle of my chicken run, when the watermelons are cheap at the roadside stands, I like to bring one home and throw it on the rock, it explodes and shatters.

    The flock loves it, and it's kind of fun too [​IMG]
     

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