We just recently survived a pecking incident, where our Baby's back was plucked bald by her older sisters. We're convinced it happened because of food dominance after we rearranged their food and water bins. She's on the mend now (pine tar IS a miracle!) but we want to keep giving them things to keep them busy and distracted. The flock block kept them occupied for a few days, before they had pecked it into crumbles. A head of cabbage lasted less than a day, after a day of them being afraid of it. They keep pretty occupied, but I want to make sure they have plenty to do since we're not allowed to free range. I just came across this on Pinterest... http://littlewondersdays.blogspot.com/2010/12/animals-in-winter-advent-day-17.html original tutorial >> http://naturalkidsteam.com/wordpress/2010/06/make-birdseed-cakes/ and I thought I might be able to so something similar with scratch, but what should I use to bind it? I know we're not supposed to give them sugar. The flock block is made with molasses, but that would get expensive making these cakes... unless I can find it cheaper. Corn syrup seems like wayyy too much sugar, even if I'd only give them two cakes every other day. Or would it be fine?