Wow!!! Watermellon!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cnj-tx50, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We grew to many watermellows and decided to give some to the chickens. Husband took one to their yard on Sunday and broke it up for them and they had a field day with it!! This morning I took another one out their and they saw me coming and I could hardly get in the gate. I threw it on the ground to bust it up and oh my!! what a rush!! What fun!!![​IMG]
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    watermelon is one of my chickens favorites, steal the grape is also a fun game [​IMG]
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I like to freeze my leftover whole mellons and feed them frozen to the chooks in the super sweltering heat of SW Oklahoma. It's a great way for them to cool off and get a little energy boost.

    AL
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh yeah! Watermelon is one of my chickens favorite treats! [​IMG]
     
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    Don't be alarmed with the poop that tey are going to have. [​IMG] Pink and watery. Some people think that they're super sick but they're not.
     
  6. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the poop info. I had noticed that!
     
  7. Beed

    Beed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love it too. They go bonkers over it. I think I will try and grow some out back.

    What a great idea to freeze it!
     
  8. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We also gre these crazy cukes - yard longs - and well one plant gives you about 20 aday!!! They so so massive that there is no way 2 people could eat one and our neighbors all are "No Thanks" to any more. So tomorrow I am going to try these. Any thoughts?
     
  9. chickiedoodle

    chickiedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    cnj-tx I have a thought. I think they will love them [​IMG] My girls love cukes anyway.
     
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    mine love sliced cucumber too. As for the watermelon, when ever we have it, my son loves it, I stick the rind in the freezer to take out and give them on a hot day. It really cools them off.
     

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