Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The flowers out back have been destroyed by grasshoppers. I was summoned by the wife to catch them and feed them to the chickens last night. It has been a long time sense I have tried to catch a grasshopper and let me tell you, either they are getting faster or I am getting slower. After a twenty minute battle, I managed to catch only about eight or nine and headed to the chicken pen.
We let them suckers go and in less than a second the chickens were looking at us wanting more.
So I headed to the barn and scooped out at least fifty worms to see how long it took them to get them down. It took less than a minute.
I got the cricket farm all set up and ready tonight. The wife is picking them up tomorrow while she is in town. It will take a month or so to get them up and going but when they do, I will be able to feed the chickens about 100 crickets at a time once a week.