Gave the little girls tiny crickets today...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SassyKat6181, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A feeding frenzy ensued! [​IMG] I'm their new best friend. When I went to change the water and paper towels tonight, they swarmed me. [​IMG] Wait til they try the meal worms tomorrow!
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How funny I will have to try it did you just buy them from the pet store?
     
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I bought them at Petco in the reptile dept. They were tiny, about 1/2". 10 cents a piece though.....but well worth the laugh I got watching them. [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Call me twisted, but I have always given my chicks full sized crickets (caught in the backyard). The way they pull them apart is gross and interesting at the same time. [​IMG]
    ETA: If you have a bait shop close by you'll likely find crickets cheaper there. Our local shop will sell you 100 of em for $2.
     
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  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the small ones because 1) i didn't want them to choke and 2) i didn't want the large ones to jump out of the brooder and drive me crazy!
     
  6. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Buy them in bulk online, and then set up a breeding container for them. (10 gallon sterilite tub, 3 inches of bran, and add some slices of potato, carrots, and oranges) Online they top out at around 10$-20$ per 1,000 large mealworms.
     

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