Can chickens eat watermelon?

As we near watermelon season, you might be wondering if it’s a good choice to give some to your flock of feathered friends.

In short, absolutely yes!

Not only is it high in several vitamins and nutrients, it’s very hydrating for those hot days that we’ll inevitably have during the summer months. Of course, just how hot the days get, depends on where you’re located.

As with anything in life, it’s important to keep it in moderation. Watermelon is high in sugar and therefore should be seen as a treat. Feeding it everyday would be excessive, so just don’t serve it daily and your flock can easily enjoy this special summertime snack!

Overall, it’s completely safe to give your chickens the entire melon. Serve it by cutting in half, leave it whole, or freeze it into chunks allowing them the fun of pecking at it for sport. After all, we all know they just love to peck things to death!

Jared Latigo
Jared Latigo
Owner of The Chicken Bawks. Dedicated to getting you the best information on all things chickens!

March 13, 2023

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