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36 crickets and about 30 seconds later....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earnhardtlvr, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! We stopped at Petsmart on the way home today and bought 36 crickets for 26 chicks...about 30 seconds later they were [​IMG] ALL GONE!! [​IMG] It was hilarious! [​IMG] I have a bunch of really happy peeps!! [​IMG] I found 3 nice logs to put in the brooder for them to start to learn to roost on. [​IMG] They still haven't taken a dust bath...but I am hoping to see them do it soon!! [​IMG] I can't believe how much fun it is to just sit and watch these little fuzzybutts! [​IMG] Just as I was getting ready to leave I noticed one of my polish girls was roosting on the board I have their water on and had the top of her head on th floor of the brooder...asleep! [​IMG]
     
  2. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken TV is the best channel ever! Especially when they are chicks!
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Hahaha They are so much fun to watch with crickets and mealworms, too!
     
  4. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine mealworms for the first time this morning, and it was hysterical. I have seen them take dust baths. At first I thought something was wrong with them, but then I realized it's probably normal. I think I am too worried about them. My husband likes them but is pretty sure i have lost my mind.
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Chickens are the best entertainment ever, but I spend so much time watching I get behind on my chores!!!
     
  6. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a wood pile full of termites at my old house. I moved the fence to let my hens into the area. Within 3 days, all that was left were whisps of wings in the breeze. I don't think they touched their pellets, just gorged themselves on termites! Talk about win-win!
     
  7. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls go CRAZY over mealworms. I brakethem up because there still chicks and I havent introduced grit. I also had put a price of bread ( the part when you first open a bag and noone eats) and let it sit out until it's rock hard (24 hrs.) and they love peckig at that too.
     
  8. catchthewind

    catchthewind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must have a closed-sided brooder. I want to drop some crickets in to our younger ones' brooder but I'm worried about the crickets jumping out. How high can they jump? I think it would be hysterical to watch!
     
  9. Steergirl

    Steergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Seriously, I don't think u have to worry about the crickets jumping out! My girls pounce on them within seconds. We get the small crickets (they do come in sizes!) and they don't stand a chance! [​IMG]
     

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