How to start a cricket farm for under $3 and feed your chickens frugally

Title Image - How to start a cricket farm for under $3. Feed your chickens frugally. Never waste money again on crickets from a pet shop.

Never waste money again on crickets from a pet shop! I mentioned in the frugal chicken feed post that we also raise crickets to supplement our chooks regular feed. While crickets are not the easiest feeder insect to raise–they jump and escape all over the place–they do provide a good change of pace from mealworms. …

How to start a mealworm farm for chicken food for under $20

Materials¬†and supplies A plastic container with smooth (unscuffed) sides so the mealworms can’t climb out. A lid is optional. A screen or large piece of mesh cloth to allow airflow and keep out pests is better. The large, 1 lb. salad containers from Costco are the perfect size for up to 2000 mealworms. Try not …