Monday, July 12, 2010

Watermelon

Every critter loves watermelon! This is a Cuckoo Maran and her Buff Orpington chicks....




I put these rinds out by the coop ...I guess grass will probably never grow in that spot anymore !



I think my Hubby averages a watermelon a day so the chickens and their crew never have to wait long for some juicy rinds!






 The rest of the chicken yard,which Hubby said is about a quarter acre, is lush and green like this.


I though you all might like to see Crazy Daisy and the Quacklings again!


 I am going to be out of blog land for the rest of the week...I got a houseful of Hubby's kin coming for a visit!

20 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Oh, oh, a "watermelon picnic" for feather persons!

Wonderful photos!

I love watermelon as much as the feathered one's.

Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the family in law visit.

Christi said...

I LOVE that last picture! How cute!

Tina said...

I see you got all your ducks in a row. lol....not many can say that lol

Pricilla said...

Enjoy your company.
The ducklings are adorable.

Sharon said...

My first thought when I saw the chickens at the watermelon ..... "Belly up to the bar, boys!" (it's an old song from some movie). Love the ducklings in a row!

Bless you, relatives.....

Lin said...

Oh, have fun with your visitors!!

I love those ducklings! Aw, gees, they are CUTE. Is that a new guinea hen?? I didn't know they all ate watermelon. Ah, the stuff you learn.

Lisa said...

I saw "watermelon" in the title and had to visit your blog. I have been nicknamed "watermelon lady" by the produce manager at our local grocery story and "watermelon mama' at home. Wish we lived near ya as the chicks would be eating rhine everyday of the year :)

Kelly said...

Ducks in a row-too funny Tina! We give our watermelon rinds to the goats cuz they eat the whole thing. Our chickens just peck what red stuff is there and leave the rest.

Melodie said...

Kelly,
our poultry eat almost every bit if it...sometime they leave a skin thin piece...

Barbara said...

Love the pic of Crazy Daisy and her ducklings. I also give my flock watermelons. I can purchase them from a local farmer that grows them for one dollar. Well worth it considering how much they love them. I did out the middle for myself giving them the rest.

Hope you have a wonderful time with your Kin Folk.

Tales from the Trails said...

A Watemelon Feast, yum!!!

Love the pic of Crazy Daisy and her ducklings. So cute.

Have fun with the kinfolk.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

they sure are cute and what a better summer pic could there be.

Julie said...

Our chickens and ducks go crazy over watermelon!

LindaG said...

Enjoy the company! See you later! :)

Texan said...

I didn't know chickens would eat watermelon rinds! Good to know ...

I love the picture of the ducklings all in a row walking :O) ..so cute

polly's path said...

our chickens adore watermelon rinds too, but the goats won't touch them, the buttheads.
I love the ducklings. Precious.

wayside wanderer said...

I hope you have a good with your family. I wonder why the ducklings line up like that. Not even human children do that. Hmmm...

Millie said...

My mom made my chickies and duckies and peafowl happy with watermelon the other day. It is a treat! I love the blue swedish ducks. They are one of my favorite kinds. Have fun with the relatives.

Andrea said...

I have been giving my girls watermelon as well. It is a perfect hot weather treat for kids, and then the chickens finish it off. Mine don't eat beyond the pink stuff!

goatmilker said...

What great pictures love the duck ones. Have fun with the kin. Have a great night. Rebekah