scratch block?

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

  1. Ebers

    Ebers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2013
    N.E. Oklahoma
    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 Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2013
    Sidney, Maine
    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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