your thoughts on flock block from purina

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by veronica2368, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. veronica2368

    veronica2368 In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2007
    newville pa
    we just got one of these and i want to know if anyone else uses these. we have regular layer crumbles for them and also a blend of grains that we mix. is it bad if they eat too much flock block?
  2. JenMT

    JenMT Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Kalispell, Montana
    BUMP..... I found this post while searching about Purina Flock Block, just wanted to see what kind of input it would get. (weird that nobody responded to it in 2007) I am leaving for 4 days next week and although I have someone coming to feed all my animals, I wanted to leave a Flock Block out for my chickens "just in case". Next time I will follow the other posts recipes for making my own flock block from scratch. If you have a new recipe please post it too. Thanks in advance!
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    this is intreging for my information
    what is it and what does it look like?
    If you can make it does it have molasses for binding or what
    please reply
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    here is hat cme up whn entering flock block purina
    noticing that it is only 8% protein
    I would like it better if 16%
    Complete Product List Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Block SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe. Whole grain enrichment supplement for free-ranging poultry and game birds that encourages natural pecking ... - 56k - Cached - Similar pages

    Flock Block SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe

    What it is...

    Whole Grain Enrichment Supplement

    For free-ranging poultry and game birds
    Encourages natural pecking instincts to help reduce cannibalism
    Contains oyster shell and grit
    Available in a 25# block
    Guaranteed Analysis
    Protein, not less than 8.0%
    Lysine, not less than 0.30%
    Methionine, not less than 0.25%
    Crude Fat, not less than 2.5%
    Crude Fiber, not more than 4.0%
    Calcium (Ca), not less than 2.3%
    Calcium (Ca), not more than 2.7%
    Phosphorus (P), not less than 0.65%
    Salt (Nacl), not less than 0.70%
    Salt (Nacl), not more than 1.2%
    Sodium (Na), not less than .35%

    Cracked Corn, Whole Wheat, Whole Milo, Whole Barley, Whole Sunflower Seed, Molasses, Oyster Shell, Calcium Lignin Sulfonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Granite Grit, Salt, Propionic Acit (A Preservative), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Nicotinic Acid, Riboflavin, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholecalciferol, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.

    Purina and the Chow brand marks are used by Land O' Lakes Purina Feed LLC., under license only in the United States and its territories
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I make my own. Nothing in it but good wholesome ingredients.
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Saw this while looking for other info, but I did use the flock block, and my birds ignored it. Squirrels loved it.

    Then it rained...

    The flock block was in the uncovered run. The molasses, once wet, began to break down in the heat almost immediately. The stank was the most unbelievable thing ever, like beer gone bad with a box of gingerbread cookies soaking in it.

    Squirrels wouldn't even eat it.

    We scooped it up and added it to the compost tumbler, which stunk for a couple of days and then broke it down, but GEEZ!!!

    It's a great idea, but LORDY! It's just no worth it unless you have 15 or more birds who are bored silly without anything else to do, in a weather protected environment where no squirrels will join the mess.
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    We have gotten them for the winter months when the birds got mouthy. Don't know if it helped with the pecking (pinless peepers solved that problem) but the birds LOVED them.

    Only trouble was they could demolish one in about a week, and it cost the same as a bag of feed. I was considering trying to make one if I could do it cheaper, because they definitely liked it.
  8. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    We have one and they enjoy it outside in the run. They seem to still eat the layer feed that is in the coop. We have 10 hens and a rooster and they have been eating on it for 3 weeks about 1/2 gone. We put a 5 gallon bucket over it at night just to make sure something doesn't try to dig under the fence and get at it. I got two of them on sale - buy one get one free. When you do the math kind of expensive. But I do like it and the girls and guy seem to also.
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