So I went to the pet store to buy grasshoppers....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I didn't bother looking at the price because, well, how much CAN grasshoppers be? When I got up to the counter the lady rang them up (I got two small containers of them) and then she says "$10.58 Please" I'm like WHAT?? Are you kidding me! LOL Since when did grass hoppers start costing so much?? What did I miss?? There were 60 grasshoppers in total A LOT of them were dead!
  2. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Southern California
    Mealworms can be pricy too if they're big. I hate when lots of them are dead. It's a bummer. [​IMG]
  3. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe they're hard to catch? [​IMG] It's been so hot and dry here we have TONS of grasshoppers. You're welcome to come get them!! -Wendy
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Shop around for grasshoppers. I've found that prices can vary wildly.
  5. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    You might look for crickets at pet stores. My pet store they are 1.00 a dozen but I usually end up with more.
  6. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    I'm not sure a good price on mealworms but our local feed shop has 100 for $3. They come in a container you can keep in your fridge. Mine were all alive, packed in a sawdust type stuff. I felt like a got a good deal but I don't know much about these things. Ha ha
  7. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    Oh my Gosh!!!! I am bombarded with them!!! I could go outside and catch hundreds !!!! They are eating everything !!! I can't believe there is a market for them that is just crazy!!!!!
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    We left a corrugated sink sheet laying outside in the yard during summer. I picked it up one day and found dozens of crickets underneath. Calling all chickens! They gorged themselves. Have been leaving sheets laying around ever since. Try it if you have lots of crickets around, just leave it awhile to give the crickets time to find it.
    A friend of ours put fish heads in a container and bred maggots for his chickens, gross, but free food and the girls loved it. Just make sure you keep it a safe distance from your house!
  9. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
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