Crickets - so much fun!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Heff, May 3, 2016.

  1. Heff

    Heff New Egg

    Jul 10, 2015
    Reno, NV
    So I finally got my chicks last week. A flock of 18 of the cutest little critters imaginable!!

    I have been glued to this website for over a year now learning everything I can. I read on an old post that bonding with your chicks is important so they aren't scared of you. I built my brooder with that in mind. It's made from some long lengths of 2 x 12 lumber I had in the shop (old scaffold planks). Last night I stopped at Petsmart and got some small crickets. I sat in the brooder with the girls. To start with they all ran to the other end. Once I started handing out the crickets it was a different story!!!! They were climbing all over me and chasing each other all around the brooder... Hours of entertainment!!!! They go nuts for crickets!!

    This morning when I checked on them they came running to see me as soon as I walked in to the shop. I think climbing in with them for an hour of an evening will be the new routine!

    I love this forum and the wonderful advice everyone here gives... Thanks so much!!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Do not let any crickets escape into the shop - 'the voice of experience'.
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    They love live insects! Definitely a good way to bond with your chicks. Rainbow mealworms (one of the site's sponsors) has a chicken treat variety pack that I've ordered. The superworms are a bit big for chicks, but keep well. The waxworms were a favorite!
  4. MrsKuhn

    MrsKuhn Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2016
    [​IMG] sounds like a blast. :) What lucky chicks
  5. Heff

    Heff New Egg

    Jul 10, 2015
    Reno, NV
    Thanks for the Rainbow Mealworms tip - I've ordered from them so we'll see what the girls make of those!!

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