Purina Flock Block?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shopchicks, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used this? I saw it at the feed store yesterday, and it costs about the same as 50# of scratch grains, and weighs 25#. It seems like there would be less wastage with the block, but it would cut down on the foraging behavior that keeps them busy with the scratch scattered all over the run.
     
  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used one last winter. It took a while for my 6 chickens to go through it. Gave them something to do in the winter.

    This was before I switched to organic feed.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used them and think they're great, it occupies the girls, and is a fairly healthy treat, so it's all good!
    If you look around on here, you'll find individual member's recipes for their own home-made smaller flock block treats. It's just something you may find interesting.
     
  4. ajohnsontheegglady

    ajohnsontheegglady New Egg

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers......I have a question on feeding....I've been feeding my chickens scratch mixed with a bag of corn chops and laying pellets,but now that it's getting hotter do I continue feeding them the scratch?...and my other question is what brands of feed do you guys feed you chickens,because I've been going to just a regular feed store which is cheaper,but I think I should probably go back to tractor supply.....any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feed my girls Purina Layena pellets. Even my crooked beaked EE eats it fine. I scatter about 1/4 cup scratch and 1 cup BOSS in the run every morning to allow the hens to forage and peck until they are allowed out in the evening to free range over the grass, etc. I have used the flock blocks in the winter. The first one took a week or better to go through. It did give them something to do. The next two were done withing days! After they get used to the idea of eating the flock block, I think it would be good to change it's location, height, etc, to make it "new" again...something to investigate but not feast on in one sitting! [​IMG]
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've given mine a small version that fits in to a suet feeder. Like someone said it kept them busy this winter
     
  7. nancy1zak

    nancy1zak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen the large blocks at TSC...where did you find the smaller one for the suet feeder? I have a suet feeder that I stuff with veggies.
     
  8. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:TSC usually has the smaller suet blocks in the wild bird food section
     
  9. nancy1zak

    nancy1zak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. Thx...I will have to look next time I am there. [​IMG]
     
  10. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
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    Our TSC just started carrying them this spring as well! I'm going to give the girls one on our next weekend we leave town, I think it will help keep them occupied while we're away!!
     

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