I wanted to start growing crickets for my flock because they contain 55.3% protein , 30.2% fat , and 0.23% calcium. It gives them more protein than their feed and the crude fat is good for them too in moderation. I decided to start a thread to see if anyone else out there in the BYC community was trying out the same cricket farm idea. Ive noticed a decent increase in growth of my one month old chicks sense giving them cricket treats now and then. If anyone has any advice , comments , ideas , or questions post here and im sure either myself or another BYCer will help you out This food is great for the crickets, it supplys everything they need for a healthy diet. It is safe for cricket and chicken, or any other animal that eats the crickets.