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                    [post_content] => Sure, going to the grocery store is easier.  But is it better for you?  We wrote this detailed guide comparing store bought eggs vs farm fresh.  But studies have revealed that farm fresh eggs are superior to store bought eggs in a number of areas.
  • farm fresh eggs are more nutritional
  • farm fresh eggs promote sustainability
  • farm fresh eggs are tastier because of the hen's higher quality of living
How do farm fresh eggs this advantage?  The difference is how hens are raised.  Farm fresh chickens are raised on small farms, in open fields, where they can forage in open pastures and fields, they are ingesting additional nutrients that aren't going to be found in chicken feed.  A diet made only of chicken feed is okay.  However, a hen that can graze and forage through open fields is going to be heartier, healthier, and less stressed.  But do keep in mind, free roaming chickens are more susceptible to predators. The general public assumes that store-bought eggs that are labeled cage free or free range means their chickens are raised in quality conditions.  But this is not necessary true.  Although these marketing slogans simulate a positive interpretation from many consumers, these chickens are often raised in crammed, over-populated environments.  These types of environments have been proven to drastically increase stress hormones within the chickens, which do have an adverse effect on the quality of the eggs produced. Raising your own chickens for their farm fresh eggs also reduces our dependency on mass produced chicken farms.  These large, institutional are notorious for excess water usage.  Buy bringing the chickens home, you'll reduce dependency on these farms, and improve your own healthy with quality eggs. Of course, the challenge with farm fresh eggs is actually raising your own hens.  But from experience, the biggest challenge is actually raising the baby chicks into the hens.  Chicks are at extreme risk to temps, predators, and insufficient food and water.  A good chicken keeper will monitor their chicks daily, keep them clean, and make sure their temps are managed.   Because baby chicks don't have their adult feathers, they are not able to retain heat, nor protect themselves from the cold.  So it's critical that chicken keepers take the extra steps to manage and protect their chicks.  After 12-16 weeks, these chicks will turn into adult chickens, which don't require as much maintenance. [post_title] => Farm Fresh Eggs or Store Bought? What's the difference? 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Every month, we're giving away a year supply of free feeder insects. 

And the rules are simple:

  1. Post a picture of your amazing pet, their kooky personalities, their adventurous habitats or anything else pet related (important: the month that your picture is posted, is the monthly contest that you are eligible to win).  But how do I do this?  Click the Start a Topic button in the upper right hand corner.  Upload your picture, and give it the title Cricket Contest.  
  2. Collect the most Critter Gold for the month (read below to find out more information on Critter Gold)
  3. And Boom!  You just won a year supply of FREE crickets

What is Critter Gold and how do I collect it?

Critter Gold is a reward system (see here).  Every community member has the opportunity to reward interesting posts with Critter Gold.  If you want to win a year supply of free crickets, post an interesting picture of your pet or habitat so that community members will reward your post with gold. And anytime you see amazing animals, interesting habitats, or anything else that strikes your fancy, be sure to reward that post with Critter Gold as well.

Announcing the Winners!

  • The winner will be announced within 48 hours by the end of each month.
  • The winner will be awarded a coupon code for 500 free crickets.  This coupon code will be honored for 12 purchases.  Winners may also use these coupons to purchase other feeders like superworms, dubia roaches, and black soldier fly larva.
  • Winners may continue posting pictures, topics, and questions.  But they are not eligible to win until 12 months since they won.
  • And we will keep a running list of the winning posts listed here.

Past Winners

  1. February 2019 - 20 Critter Gold
  2. March 2019 - 21 Critter Gold
  3. April 2019 - 12 Critter Gold
  4. May 2019 - 11 Critter Gold
  5. June 20199 Critter Gold
  6. July 2019 - 15 Critter Gold
  7. August 2019 - 23 Critter Gold
  8. September 2019 - 48 Critter Gold
  9. October 2019 - 33 Critter Gold
  10. November 2019 - 5 Critter Gold
  11. December 2019 - 36 Critter Gold
  12. January 2020 - 49 Critter Gold
  13. February 2020 - 23 Critter Gold
  14. March 2020 - 24 Critter Gold
  15. April 2020 - 61 Critter Gold
  16. May 2020 - 38 Critter Gold
  17. June 2020 - 93 Critter Gold
  18. July 2020 - 42 Critter Gold
  19. August 2020 - 36 Critter Gold
  20. Setpember 2020 - 8 Critter Gold
  21. October 2020 - 25 Critter Gold
  22. November 2020 - 15 Critter Gold
  23. January 2021 - 56 Critter Gold
  24. March 2021 - 17 Critter Gold
  25. May 2021 - 58 Critter Gold
  26. June 2021 - 6 Critter Gold
  27. July 2021 - 14 Critter Gold
  28. August 2021 - 13 Critter Gold
  29. September 2021 - 14 Critter Gold
  30. October 2021 - 11 Critter Gold
  31. November 2021 - 16 Critter Gold
  32. December 2021 - 26 Critter Gold
  33. January 2022 - 16 Critter Gold
  34. February 2022 - 30 Critter  Gold
  35. March 2022 - 26 Critter Gold
  36. April 2022 - 23 Critter Gold
  37. May 2022 - 7 Critter Gold
  38. June 2022 - 9 Critter Gold
  39. July 2022
  40. August 2022 - 5 gold
  41. September 2022 - 3 gold
  42. October 2022
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