Caught a big cricket for my nearly 3wk chicks in the brooder...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jossanne, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I was happy to give them a tasty treat, and do you think those little buggers appreciated it? NO! [​IMG] Poor babies are scared to death and running away from it. [​IMG] I'm so disappointed. No wonder they're called chickens! [​IMG]
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    The bug was almost the same size then [​IMG]
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Give them a bit of time. Pretty soon one of them will get brave and grab it and then the rest will chase after the bold one and try to steal it. [​IMG] You might speed up the process if you try mealworms next time, not as intimidating to a little chick as the large crickets.
  4. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Southern NH
    We bought baby crickets (8 cents each) at Petsmart for our chicks when they were 2 weeks old. They were baffled by them for a few moments, but then decided to taste them.

    The chaos was hilarious!!! [​IMG]

    After that anything that crawled, wiggled, or flew was lunch. [​IMG]
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's one advantage of raising chicks with a few guineas... the guineas can't resist anything that moves, and sure enough, there is a stampede every time one catches a moth!


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