DIY Flock Block Substitute

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlackCoffee, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Just Hatched

    Aug 12, 2016
    I came across this recipe for a DIY flock block substitute. I'm sure you can add other goodies as well. Sunflower seeds, mealworms, millet, or whatever else you can think of!

    DIY Flock Block Substitute

    • 2 cups scratch grains, or any mix of whole grains that you have hanging around
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup cornmeal
    • ¾ cup wheat germ
    • ½ cup raisins or cranberries
    • ½ cup crushed eggshells or oyster shell
    • 4 eggs + shells, crushed
    • ¾ molasses
    • ½ cup coconut oil, tallow, or lard

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (including the crushed egg shells).
    3. Mix the eggs, molasses and coconut oil in a separate bowl.
    4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
    5. Pour your mixture into a greased pan. You can be creative here. I chose to split mine between an 8x8 metal pan and a round 8" cake pan. You can also use a loaf pan or something larger and deeper. It depends on what you have on hand and how many chickens you are expecting to share the block.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes (longer if you are using a deeper pan). The block is ready when the edges have become dark and the middle is firm.
    7. Allow to cool completely and then serve to your chickens.

    Here's where I got it from:
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Nice treat. Will the cake get hard? Like a Christmas fruitcake, or stay kind of ply-able like a loaf of bread?

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