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Flock Block Substitute

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bloveschickens, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone made their own flock block substitute before? How did it turn out for you?

    I made one today and it turned out pretty well, but my chickens are not as excited about it as I was hoping [​IMG]. 2 of my 4 chickens peck at it a little, but the other 2 seem scared of it. I was happy that it stayed in one place but am a little disappointed that the chickens are not as happy about it as I thought they would be. I was excited though that it stayed together and I was able to hang it.

    I based my recipe of of The Chicken Chick's version but did not follow it exactly because I didn't have all the ingredients. Here is the link to her recipe if anyone wants to try.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/flock-block-substitute-recipe-healthy.html

    I am going to leave my flock block out and will tell you if the chickens' feelings toward it changes, also I will post some picture later because my phone is dead right now.

    I would love to hear different recipes you have used as well as pictures and stories of how your chickens liked the final product.
     
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  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    I made one recently and the girls seem to like it. Can't remember the exact recipe, but basically I melted the suet added cracked corn, bird seed with fruit pieces and let it set overnight. They don't devout it, but several of them have a snack before bedtime. I've seen them pecking at it during the day too, especially when it's colder out. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I am going to see how they like it tomorrow, maybe they just have to learn that the treat isn't going to hurt them before they really start eating it. Also, as promised I will post pictures tomorrow.
     
  4. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone else tried to make a flock block? I would love to find some more recipes to try. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As promised, here are the picture of the flock block I made

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    This morning I made them some grits and spread them on the flock block and seemed to like that. Maybe they will realize it's a treat and keep pecking at it when the grits are gone. Now my welsummer Pickles is the only one still scared of it, the rest of them realize it's a treat, so I guess that that is good.
     
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