FAIR OAKS RANCH, Texas (Gray News) – Van Raub Elementary School had itself a full-blown cricket problem.
Like many parts of south and central Texas, the little critters were everywhere after an especially dry summer.
Well, the crickets are a problem no longer after the school set the campus chickens – Henny, Penny, Deniece, and Angel – loose.
“It didn’t take them long,” said school Principal Jamie Robinson to the San Antonio Express-News.
"They could have had the whole thing cleaned off in about 15 or 20 minutes if they didn't get too full," he said. "They can eat quite a bit."
They were hatched by kindergarten students last year and live in a coop on the Van Raub campus, about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio.