scratch block?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ebers, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Ebers

    Ebers Chirping

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    I'm thinking about giving my chickens a flock block or scratch block but I've never fed one does anyone have any experience-input on the subject? Is it better than just throwing out scratch? Any feedback is appreciated
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I like a flock block because I can put it out and forget about about it. Seems like there is less waste as well. Of course I see a lot of birds (sparrows, etc) on it for a free lunch as well.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    For some reason the flock block we buy is very solid and hard for the flock to get to. If we chisel it a little it will break apart and my flock goes nuts over it. It is like feeding them cooked steak/pork and they inhale it until its gone. We chisel a little at a time, but I think this year we will find a different brand. I put the flock block out for winter.
     
  4. dawnpel

    dawnpel Songster 5 Years

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    What brand did you buy? I saw one at our local Tractor Supply and wondered if it was something good to buy. I was kinda afraid it would all crumble and go to waste.
     

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