Flock Block

Feb 4, 2020
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I have 19 pullets who started laying on thanksgiving day. I’ve been giving them Flock Block in their run as more of a boredom buster, and I’m wondering how often I should give this to them? Is having one is there at all times too much Flock Block?
Thanks!
 

CluckerFamily

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I leave mine in the run all the time for the winter. It takes them all winter to eat it all.
Sometimes I make my one and it is a little softer than the bought blocks so they go through it faster.
 

rosemarythyme

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How quickly are they going through them? Flock Blocks are treats, so if they're loading up on it vs eating their food, then that's like eating candy in lieu of vegetables.

Better boredom busters IMO are non edible things, like clutter in the run to climb on and interact with, or piles of dried leaves to scratch through.

I use Flock Blocks for times when the chickens won't come out at all, due to snow or flooding, so maybe 1-2 a year.
 

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