|Chasing watermelon rind|
Below are our older chickens. In general, they are more open to a variety of foods, and like to eat apples. This may be because of their vicinity to the apple trees. They are also better at grabbing the watermelon pieces and shaking it, possibly in order to get more of the fruit off the rind.
|One of the chickens with a rind, mid-shake|
They also take off with the watermelon in order to escape and try to find a quiet place to eat alone. That fantasy does not last long as there is always several more following behind!
|Chicken carting either a piece of melon or a piece of tomato around|
Below are our younger chickens. They do not like apples as much as the other flock, but get especially excited about figs and watermelon. It is fun to watch how they grab the watermelon and run with it across the yard.
|Chicken running with a melon rind|
|Checking out the melon rind|
Now that it is September, they are not quite as excited with grape skins and cantaloupe rinds!