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PetSmart visit ends in BYC cricket massacre

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennsPeeps, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I hit Pet Smart today to get things for my neighbors' barking dogs (clicker, treats). I picked up 2 cats toys for my cats, who played wit them for about 30 seconds. Next time I'll just wad up tin foil.

    I also got 30 crickets.

    Lessons learned:
    1. Don't let the chickens see the bag of crickets. Gwen popped a hole in the bag within 4 seconds of my bringing it into the back yard.
    2. Make sure the banty gets a couple. The others were total pigs.
    3. Don't hold a cricket. Gwen popped it on my hand. [​IMG]
    4. See & remember rule #1. Gwen grabbed the bag from me about 2 mins later and ran away with it, spilling all but about 3-4 crickets on the ground. Those were gone in .067 seconds, once the chooks realized what had happened. So much for giving them some crickets tomorrow. [​IMG]
    5. When you pull the last cricket out of the bag and it's cleaning its antennae, tell it that it doesn't matter how clean the antennae are - they're still delicious.
    6. Don't let chickens see your fingers for about 5 mins after the feeding frenzy is done. They will still be excited and will try to grab your fingertips just in case there's a hidden cricket on your skin. [​IMG]

    That was fun!
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

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  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So funny...and so true!!
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    That sounds awesome.

    Have you ever tried to take a chicken into PetSmart? They always advertise that they welcome all sorts of pets to visit the store. Bringing a big rooster into the store would rule!
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How about a little Dutch Rooster that likes to ride on a shoulder. Screech would be constantly talking and crowing.

    Matt
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I wanna have fun too! headed to Petsmart tomorrow. Thanks for the idea. [​IMG]
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Rule #7 next time buy MORE CRICKETS








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  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should buy some crickets for my chooks.
     
  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL has anyone ever seriously took their chicks/chooks to petsmart? I want to now! [​IMG]
     

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