Flock block in a run?

vjbakke

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Is it ok to put a full size flock block in a 12x12 run? Being winter I though the girls would like one to break up the boredom of winter. Maybe try to break it up into large pieces ? If we get one I will be placing it on something to keep it from getting snow on it,

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HEChicken

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Sounds like the perfect pastime for winter when they can't find much else to eat. I did that a couple of years ago. I didn't break it up and was surprised how long it actually lasted them.
 

HEChicken

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Hmmmm...I guess that is possible. It wasn't my experience but my chickens do free-range my entire backyard so had other things to do than just work on the flock block. Perhaps it is something you can give them just for a limited time each day? Or every 2nd or 3rd day to alleviate the boredom, but don't leave it in there all the time?
 

BellevueOmlet

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It is important that they not be given too many "treats" so that they continue to eat their feed and get enough protein. You could break up the block and spread out their entertainment :)
 

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