Crickets and mealworms

Swirls76

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Since I am new to the chicken world, I was wondering what the protocol is on feeding 8-9 week old chicks? The feed store said you can feed them crickets/mealworms if it's not a meal supplement. Is this correct? The chicks love them.

Some advice?
 

vachick15

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I've never given my chickens crickets, but I think they'd be alright. I read on BYC some people said they could have them at 10 days old (with grit, of course).
 

drumstick diva

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Some folks just turn the crickets loose in a pile of chicks and they will go nuts chasing them. Of course you would not do this inside your house - some will escape.
 

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