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homemade Purina flock block

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Does anyone use flock block as an antidote for boredom?  Do chicken beaks grow like other birds' so they need pearing down?  During the non-snowy seasons, my birds are free range and I've not worried about this.  Now, they don't get the natural grinding down as much since they are in the coop most of the day.
I saw Moodene's baked treat recipe.  Are there other cookie or block recipes to share?

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I'm planning on creating one tonight.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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I've got one slow baking in the oven right now.  I should go check to see if it's done.  Let you know how it turns out (unless it's a total disaster tongue )

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Wife/mom/caretaker to: 1 DH, 1 DS, 2 DD, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses and 38 chooks of various breeds-BA, RIR, PR, BO, SLW, Cochins, Brahmas, BSL, SSH, NHR and more.
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Originally Posted by MariposaMama 

I've got one slow baking in the oven right now.  I should go check to see if it's done.  Let you know how it turns out (unless it's a total disaster tongue )


Yep, mine's in the oven too.  I'll let ya know about mine even if it is a disaster!  Just please don't tell my SO I'm baking for my chickens.  He already thinks I need professional help for my chook obsession.  wink


Edited by gritsar - 12/8/08 at 6:21pm

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #5 of 291

Is there a recipe in the forums for a flock block?

Have a great hubby, mother to two great kids... We have a Barred Rock, Buff Std Cochin, EE, Buff Columbian Cochin bantam, Blue Andalusian, Brown Leghorn, FBCM, Game hen, frizzle, a splash Polish pair, one handsome Black Ameraucana roo and a handful of play pretty Silkies.
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Have a great hubby, mother to two great kids... We have a Barred Rock, Buff Std Cochin, EE, Buff Columbian Cochin bantam, Blue Andalusian, Brown Leghorn, FBCM, Game hen, frizzle, a splash Polish pair, one handsome Black Ameraucana roo and a handful of play pretty Silkies.
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post #6 of 291

I make "chicken cookies" occassionally for our gang.

I don't have a recipe, I just use whatever I have handy. Usual ingredients include oatmeal, sunflower seeds, rice, kitchen scraps/left-overs (meat chopped up included), scratch or cracked corn and several eggs to help act as a binder.

I put this in a lightly greased 13" x 9" glass baking dish and bake it at 300 degress until it starts smelling good. Pull it out of the oven, let it cool (sometimes put it in the fridge to cool it quicker). Once it's cool, I cut it into suet-basket sized pieces and let the flock have at it.

Can't count the number of times poor Skip has walked in while I'm making this up and comment about "something sure smells good in here" only to be shot down with my reply of, "Sorry, it's for the birds!". gig


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...I heard them bikers talkin' 'bout ridin' Hawgs and checkin' out Chicks...
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Happily homesteading in Sharp County Arkansas
...I heard them bikers talkin' 'bout ridin' Hawgs and checkin' out Chicks...
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post #7 of 291

heres the one i make...it sets up real hard...they love it!..

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/10638_2008_12060149.jpg

I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

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I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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post #8 of 291

redhen - is that regular bird seed with colored millet in there?

I was wondering if chickens could have bird seed but I wasnt sure hmm  I purchased premium bird feed (peanuts, whole kernel corn, sunflower seeds, millet) but I wasnt sure if I could give it to them or not..

So what did you bind it with when you baked it - eggs?

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"Deb, the home we like sometimes isnt the home we seek.......pray" -  Dad   

You Get What You Give...."Love is one soul inhabiting two bodies.." - Aristotle
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post #9 of 291

Okay, mine looks like it came out great. 
Here's what I used:

3 cups finely ground corn (their scratch)
1 1/2 cup wild bird seed
1 cup of oatmeal

Enough water to moisten the mixture, but not make it soupy
Packed firmly into a greased shallow baking dish
Baked at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours until the edges were brown

Tomorrow morning we'll see how the vultures, I mean chickens like it.  I may experiment with using some sort of binder for the next batch

I also called my SO and warned him not to eat the "cake" on the table.  When he comes in from work @ 4 AM, he normally eats whatever's handy.  tongue

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #10 of 291

HUH??????

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