Homemade Flock Seed Block - A Warming Winter Treat to Beat Boredom

| 11/5/2013 12:46:00 PM


Fresh Eggs DailyCold weather means a shortage of weeds and bugs for your chickens to scratch for. Bored chickens can be prone to pecking and bullying each other. This easy to make Seed Treat Block will keep your chickens happy and busy, as well as provide them with some warming grains and other ingredients to help them through the cold weather. 

Here's what you need:

2 cups scratch grains (a mix of cracked corn, oats, barley & other mixed grains)
1 cup layer feed
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds 
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 eggs
1/2 cup Blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup coconut oil, liquified

Preheat oven to 325 F. In large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Pat into several small baking dishes or casseroles, so your blocks are approximately 2 inches thick. Three 6-inch round cake pans work perfectly. (Optional, use a chopstick to make a hole in each block so you can hang them in the run.)



2/5/2018 1:06:11 AM

Love this ...don't have chickens, but I bet the birds and squirrels would love these!!

12/29/2017 2:54:16 PM

Just put mine in the oven. Thank you for the recipe. I added some powdered greens too,

1/7/2014 12:22:27 PM

Why the cayenne pepper?