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post #11 of 16
so do you all buy their worms at the store or dig emm up. I know shanandgem did not go out cricket catching just wondering as it is raining and the worms are up by the hand fulls
post #12 of 16

I buy the live small mealworms at the pet store. They are just the right size for young chicks just learning to hunt.

By the time they are a month old, they are big enough to find their own earthworms when they head out for acclimation/playtime.

post #13 of 16
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We have had a terrible scourge of grasshoppers the last couple of summers here that I can't wait to unleash my flock on! 

post #14 of 16

HaHa " full fuzzy butt predators" LOL

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#9 Our first dust bath happened today and caused much concern among the other chicks.  It also revealed yet another design flaw in my brooder;  don't keep the water next to the dust bath tray!

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Originally Posted by andrea2chicken View Post

so do you all buy their worms at the store or dig emm up. I know shanandgem did not go out cricket catching just wondering as it is raining and the worms are up by the hand fulls

I got mine first at the pet store, then online. You can also find them at bait shops. I wanted to leave the wild earthworms where they were so they could continue improving my garden!
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