I also got the Chick Block and they haven't touched it yet but, The Ultra Kibble they went to as soon as I mixed it in their food.. I am also going to mix it in with their starter/grower feed. Mine are almost 7 weeks old now and I only let them out for a hour or 2 a day..I plan on buying the big bag when i go to TSC this weekend..I picked up a chick block a few weeks ago, and it was gone in a few days. Those chicks seemed to do really well. I just added a block to each run and got two bags of kibble, one Ultra and one chick.
It seems that a good many people mix the kibble into other feeds to increase the nutrition and reduce the amount of feed consumed. I like the idea of adding in the protein and vegtable matter into their diet, especially for those that do not get out to free range often. My egg production has been up and down lately, so I am hoping this helps out. As my breeding flock starts to put off eggs, I am hoping this helps out with production and healthy chicks.
I will be mixing the Chick kibble in with the starter grower that i am using to see how these chicks do compared to my last batch. I also have three guineas in with them, so the increase protein should help them out as well.
If it works, great. At, the price I had to pay, it must work really good to be worth the money. If there is not some marked difference, it still seems to be a very healty treat or add in that would work just to help keep a healthy flock.
There is some serious tdiscussions in the other forum topics on these products, especially the peahens. glad to see this in the chicken world. I will keep up to see how others use it and how it works out.