Age to feed crickets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have some 1 and a half and 2 month old silkies right now and was wonderig if I could feed them small crickets? I am giving them grit now too. We are going to the pet store today and wanted to buy them some crickets while I was there.

  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    They'll love them.
  3. downstownlady

    downstownlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Conroe, TX
    OMG...they are hysterical with those crickets!!! I fed mine crickets at 1 1/2 months and they did great with them!!!
  4. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    This just reminds me that last week I walked to the backyard to visit the chickens and it seemed that they were so excited to see me. They were jumping up to greet me, or so it seemed. I thought how nice it was that they recognized me and my heart was all a-flutter. Then I looked down and saw that a big green grasshopper had landed at the top of my thigh. Those girls weren't greeting me at all. They wanted to jump up and grab that grasshopper! Your chicks will love the crickets. They''ll stay busy chasing them and gobbling them up. Have fun!

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