Crickets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kudzu, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are moody, if you get them out of their routine they retaliate, no eggs. We did a lot of work in and out of the run yesterday and today and they rewarded us with one egg. That’s 1 for 5, not good. Jumped in the truck and headed to the Supperette and bought $5.00 worth of crickets. She charged me 35 cents tax and I revolted. I said crickets fell under farm tax and she informed me nope, they groceries. She had me there and I forked over the 35 cents. I guess everyone has heard the expression " Duck on a June bug" well heck fire and save the matches, we had "Chickens on $5.35 worth of crickets" it was a sight to behold.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    [​IMG] I refuse to get my girls crickets!
    That is one thing they can get for themselves! [​IMG]



    [​IMG] @ crickets being groceries
     
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  4. I'm1chickencuddler

    I'm1chickencuddler Out Of The Brooder

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    I am assuming the crickets are treats for your girls. Is that a good chicken treat? I am considering starting a mealworm farm for them to have bugs in the winter months. I want hem to be happy at all times.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm1chickencuddler :

    I am assuming the crickets are treats for your girls. Is that a good chicken treat? I am considering starting a mealworm farm for them to have bugs in the winter months. I want hem to be happy at all times.

    Great fun to watch chicks chase crickets. I happen to have backyard full of them each summer, so need to buy. Mealworms I do have to buy, but only rarely. My chickens free range, so they pretty much find their own bugs...and rodents...to eat. [​IMG]
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 27 chickens roaming the farm & my garden is still being eaten by bugs. I'm gonna build a run completely around my garden.
     

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