Frozen melon for the flock

We are once again experiencing unusually high temperatures for us. It has been 33/34 degrees c which is low 90’s degrees f. This time we have had a week of these temperatures and they are forecast to continue to the end of the weekend.

Yesterday Flame was beak panting and holding out her wings. I gave the girls frozen peas in dishes of water and damped down parts of the run. This morning I was shopping and so I bought the girls a melon. I cut a couple of slices and halved them then froze them.

This morning I had given the girls frozen peas but this afternoon I gave them the frozen melon. While taking the slices out of the freezer I replaced them with fresh slices for tomorrow and will keep doing this until the weather cools.

The melon doesn’t stay frozen for long but it must be cooling and refreshing when I first put it on the girl’s patio and they all rush to it. Flame looked more comfortable today so I think it really does help.

I give the girls some frozen melon slices
The girls love the, cooling, melon
By the end of the afternoon just the skin is left

I think I can safely say that the girls enjoyed their melon.

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6 Responses to Frozen melon for the flock

  1. marion.pharo says:

    You have some very lucky girls, It is lovely the way you care so much for them.

  2. Sophie says:

    They ARE lucky girls! xx

  3. DAVID says:

    Excellent idea to freeze it! Mine love melon, as well as the seeds which we discard when cutting a slice for ourselves. It’s not been as hot up north, but still pushing 28/29 degrees. Some of mine are perching outside in the run, but are extra loud very early in the mornings!

    • Carol says:

      Funny you should say that, I have left the chicken shed door open for the last few nights, as it’s been so hot and ours have been really loud for the last couple of mornings. I assumed it was a cat in the garden but I never see anything.

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