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Crickets - so much fun!!!

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So I finally got my chicks last week. A flock of 18 of the cutest little critters imaginable!!

I have been glued to this website for over a year now learning everything I can. I read on an old post that bonding with your chicks is important so they aren't scared of you. I built my brooder with that in mind. It's made from some long lengths of 2 x 12 lumber I had in the shop (old scaffold planks). Last night I stopped at Petsmart and got some small crickets. I sat in the brooder with the girls. To start with they all ran to the other end. Once I started handing out the crickets it was a different story!!!! They were climbing all over me and chasing each other all around the brooder... Hours of entertainment!!!! They go nuts for crickets!!

This morning when I checked on them they came running to see me as soon as I walked in to the shop. I think climbing in with them for an hour of an evening will be the new routine!

I love this forum and the wonderful advice everyone here gives... Thanks so much!!!
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:welcome  Do not let any crickets escape into the shop - 'the voice of experience'.

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They love live insects! Definitely a good way to bond with your chicks. Rainbow mealworms (one of the site's sponsors) has a chicken treat variety pack that I've ordered. The superworms are a bit big for chicks, but keep well. The waxworms were a favorite!
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:thumbsup sounds like a blast. :) What lucky chicks

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Thanks for the Rainbow Mealworms tip - I've ordered from them so we'll see what the girls make of those!!
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