I did a thing today ......

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ol Grey Mare, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    I made a test batch of homemade treat blocks this morning (working on some things for a home & garden show in the spring where I'll be selling my homegrown meal worms, no waste feeders, waterers and some other backyard chicken things). They got a little dark on the bottoms, going to have to see if my girls mind that. Planning ahead thinking of roasting some mealies for inclusion and other types of grains, seeds etc to add for variety...
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  2. Rhodeislandsilkie

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    Wow! What holds the seeds together?
     
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  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Free Ranging

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    What are the treat blocks composed of? I want to make these for my flock to keep them entertained and maybe stimulate their activity. Maybe just a hint of one ingredient? :drool
     
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  4. Rhodeislandsilkie

    Rhodeislandsilkie Songster

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw -Contemplating-

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    They look good! :wee

    Your flock I’m sure is going to LOVE them! :woot
     
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  6. Shamo Hybrid

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    Don't give your secret recipe away to them!!!!! :p
     
  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw -Contemplating-

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    I’m glad you’re nice! I’ll be trying these out soon! :woot
    Thank you! :)
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Egg, oil, molasses

    Lol @Shamo Hybrid .....I'm too nice to hold out on them.

    I used a combo of a few different ones and ended up using
    2c scratch,
    1 cup crumble,
    1/2 c sunflower seeds,
    1 cup old fashioned oats,
    1/2 c wheat bran,
    1/2 c oil,
    1/2 c molasses,
    three eggs....
    I feed a nonlayer ration so I also tossed in about 1/2 c oyster shell (planning to leave out for nonlaying flocks). Baked at 325 for 30 minutes but the thicker round one (was stuffing last bit of mix in that one, lol) probably needed a little longer as it feels slightly soft.
    I intend to make future ones slightly larger, these were made with small molds because I am planning to use them as gifts for a couple of friends that I know that have chickens.
     
  9. Rhodeislandsilkie

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    I’m going to try these out for my flock. :)
     
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