Can Chickens have those big ol' brid seed blocks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cuttlefishherder, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because we were entertaining the Idea of putting one in a net hanging it from a tree and watching our chickens have at it. It seems like some thing they would have and enjoy, we just want to make sure that they can have it. [​IMG]
     
  2. fdehaven

    fdehaven Out Of The Brooder

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    We give our 7 rhode island reds one. They have never had a problem they seem to love it.
     
  3. fdehaven

    fdehaven Out Of The Brooder

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    We give our 7 rhode island reds one. They have never had a problem they seem to love it.
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    In the winter I buy flock blocks for my hens and put them in the coop so they do not get bored and also can stay in and not pick at each other. It seems to work well. They are made esp. for chickens and are more balanced than reg bird seed blocks I think. Gloria Jean [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coolio thanks yall! X)
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Just don't let your feed get wet. Flock blocks are good- for $10 or so, and they contain sunflower seeds.

    If your food gets moldy it can kill chickens.
     
  7. Whimsy

    Whimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The flock blocks also state for chickens over 18 weeks.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Excellent point- they have oyster shell in them.
     
  9. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    they should like it. i give mine a suit cake a few times a month in the cold months to help keepem warm and it gives them lots of energy to keep active
     
  10. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you guys talking about the blocks you can buy at say Home Depot/ Lowes and Walmart in the wild bird seed area? What about the ones for chipmonks? Can the chickens have those? It looks like it's seed with a bunch of sticky stuff like peanut butter or something similar to that. I need to get something for them to peck at so they don't get bored.
     

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