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Can I feed my chickens crickets from the pet store?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MIchickens, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. MIchickens

    MIchickens Poultrygeist

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if it would be OK to buy some feeder crickets from the pet store and let them go in the coop for the chickens to eat? I thought this might be nutritious as well as entertaining for me. I know they eat bugs naturally...just wondering if there are any con's to doing this?
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ALWAYS give my girls crickets from the pet store! Its way more healthier than having them eating the wild one. The ones from the pet store dont have any wild dieseases, so its ok! Go for it! They'll lov em!
     
  3. MIchickens

    MIchickens Poultrygeist

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    Thanks for the quick reply and advice! I just wast sure.
     

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