Hi everyone. I wanted to relate a recent unfortunate experience we had with a food supplement called Flock Block. Flock Block is a compressed block of seeds, corn, molasses, etc. (kind of like a suet cake) that you can put in your pen to give your birds something to scratch around, peck at, and snack on when they're not free-ranging. Well, apparently ours liked it a little too much. One morning we found Lil' Nugget, a pretty and sweet EE hen, dead, after exhibiting absolutely no symptoms. We took her to UGA's veterinary diagnostic lab and found out that she had developed Fatty Liver Hemmorhagic Syndrome. We thought we were giving them a treat! The good news, besides being preventable, is that the damage caused is reversible. We simply took it away from them, and they should have no lasting effects. Instead of flock block, now they get only fat free snacks, like apples and lettuce! This is my favorite picture of Lil' Nugget from last summer. She was really striking. RIP, little doodle.