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buying crickets for chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jimmythechicken, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    me an my daughter got a little tired of given corn for treats so we went to the pet store an bought 50 crickets for 5$ the cashier thought it was so funny we were buying crickets for chickens.but they loved them the follow us everywhere now it is so funny watching 25 chicks go after 50 crickets..it is a must do
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    [​IMG] I can't breathe!!! I got a visual.. [​IMG]
  3. Miss Red

    Miss Red Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Trinity, Texas
    I get dead and dried crickets from a friend at work who raises them. Otherwise they'd just be thrown away. I began freezing them in ziplock bags of water and dumping them in the duck pool. So far they've enjoyed it!

    I've avoided live ones to avoid a game of "chicken football".
  4. crj

    crj Songster

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Try the local bait shop
    I pay 3.50/100 for crickets
    and 1.50/dozen for small minnows for the ducks.
    You can also buy crickets wholesale at about 13.00/1000
    and the will keep in the box for weeks with a little potato for moisture/food.
  5. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

    May 10, 2010
    Live crickets are a big hit with my girls. Can't bring myself to do it too often, though.
  6. bastage

    bastage In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2010
    OMG I hadn't thought about using crickets, bu my family sure gets a kick out of it when butter fly's float down into range of our hens.

    /me goes to my local bait shop

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