Babies getting crickets = Early Christmas for ALL of us!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A neighbor had some crickets she bought for some frogs that died, so she was nice enough to give them to me...she had a pack of 36 that I fed my babies last night, and then she had some other ones, plus two spiders, in another container that we fed them tonight. It was Christmas for them scoring some tasty treats....but it was also Christmas for me WATCHING them score some tasty treats.

    Dang, but I love these guys!

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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute, thanks for sharing bayyjayy.
     
  3. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah its great fun watching them zip around trying to catch them [​IMG] fish are a fun treat as well! My Peepers was scared of the fish at first, it was hilarious!
     
  4. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the fish too for my Cayugas....it was great fun, though it lasted all of 30 seconds!!!! When these babies get a bit bigger I will do it again for them!!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are beautiful lil ducklings.. [​IMG]
     
  6. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow they're even prettier than they were before! Isn't it funny to see them go into predator mode? Very Jurassic Park! [​IMG]
     
  7. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Mike,
    I buy crickets for my babies all winter .. I buy a box of 500 and throw handfulls out every nite.. they last 4-5 days..i get them once or twice a month.. that was for four ducks.. I now have seven so i will prbly get a box of 1000,....
    get them at Earl May.... its fun watching them chase them down and gives them some good protein ..
    Kristine.

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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  8. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hattie crix are SO easy to raise in something like a large rubbermaid. They just need egg crates and damp substrate to lay eggs in. I used to raise them for my geckos and toads. They do stink to high heaven though - but so do boughten crickets.

    You can find details with a Google search [​IMG]
     

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