Oct 28, 2012

Flock Block Substitute Recipe. Healthy Boredom Buster for Chickens

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the Northeast United States as I type this.  Our hurricane preparations have been employed and we are as ready as possible, but I worry about my flock being bored and scared during the storm.  My flock free-ranges all day and since they will be confined to the coop during the hurricane, I'd like to give them something to distract them and keep them occupied, so I decided to make them a homemade Flock Block substitute. I could have bought them at $13 each, but making them is easy and I feel good about giving them a nutritious treat. 
Flock Block Substitute Recipe. Healthy Boredom Buster for Chickens
The ingredients can all be substituted with other items. I used what I had on-hand. I happen to have Calendula petals (marigolds) on-hand because I add them to my layers' feed in the winter to kick up the color of the yolks a notch. They're inexpensive and readily available online..
Calendula petals in this Flock Block Substitute recipe provide a boost to the color chickens' egg yolks when they can't access grass and greens due to inclement weather.
The key to the success of this recipe is to make sure the mixture is moist enough to stick together in the end without being too wet that it never hardens. This recipe makes two blocks, but it can easily be halved for smaller flocks or the second block stored in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Ingredients for Flock Block Substitute recipe
Flock Block Substitute
Yield: two, 8"x8" blocks

2 cups starter/grower, grower/finisher, flock raiser or layer crumbles
2 cups scratch
1 cup of any Omega3 feed supplement such as Omega Egg Maker,  Omega Ultra Egg or Nutrena Feather Fixer
3 eggs, beaten well & shells, finely crushed
4 cups oatmeal
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup cracked corn
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup Calendula petals
2 finely diced apples

1 cup applesauce
2 cups molasses
3 cups water
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or any oil)

Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease 2, 8"x8" pans well.

Mix all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients together. Add wet to dry ingredients, mix well.

Flock Block Substitute recipe mixture. Looks good enough to eat!
 The mixture should hold together when squeezed without being squishy or oozing liquid. (If yours does not hold together, wet a few pieces of bread with water, squeeze out excess water and tear into small pieces. Add to mixture, combine well.)
Flock Block substitute recipe mixture should hold together when squeezed without being squishy or watery. 
Pour mixture into prepared pans and press down firmly, packing very well. 
Create a small hole in the top for hanging if desired.
Create a hole in Flock Block Substitute mixture before baking will allow the treat to be hung.
Bake for 2 hours. The entire house will soon smell divine!
Leave blocks in the oven and turn the oven off. Allow to cool inside the oven several hours.
Remove when pans are cool.
If yours breaks or fails to hold together, don't worry,
the chickens will enjoy it just as much in a dish as they would have if it were hanging!
Flock Block Substitute Recipe after baking.
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

365 comments :

  1. OMG I love this! Greatest recipe ever! Thanks!

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  2. Awesome! Thanks! I will try it for sure. Prayers that you & everyone weather the storm!

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  3. Britches Brambles10/28/12, 12:39 PM

    Thank you for this recipe.  I planned to put suet cakes into a suet feeder in their coop this winter.  Now I'll just make my own to the proper size.  :)

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  4. We are right in the direct path of the storm.  I am fully prepared to bring my girls into our basement if need be!

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  5. That sounds so good, I just might eat it MYSELF!

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  6. This is fascinating to me since I don't have any chickens yet -- this is my prechicken phase. I'm learning as much as I can before I start - obsessive that way!  How long would you say it would take for your chickens to eat this cake? How many are eating it?  Do they eat more, less or the same when they're stressed by confinement by storms, etc.? What will you do with them if something, heaven forbid, happens to their house/coop? Thanks for answering, if you get a chance, I know you must be really busy today.
    Jean Godwin

    PS - I'm called Grandma Kitty - I have 5 cats (2 outdoors only who have stopped with bird and mammal gifts on the deck) and an old dog who even ignores squirrels now) - do you think there will be an issue there? thanks again.

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  7. Karla Traxel10/28/12, 1:52 PM

    Thanks for this!  This will help during the Winter when they are all "cooped up"

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  8. Thanks!  I recently bought a 40# bag of rolled oats from the feed store.  The girls just love it and cheaper than the containers I was buying off the grocery isle.  Sharing your recipe!

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  9. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 2:23 PM

    You're welcome! :)

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  10. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 2:23 PM

    You bet! I hope they enjoy it!

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  11. Basetkase200710/28/12, 2:30 PM

    I copied the recipe down, I'm gona try this.  My chickens deseerve a treat!

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  12. Awesome!!  will be a great thing to do on a nasty snowy day. 

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  13. Thank you for your tips and recipes. I hope you all weather the storm well.

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  14. Great recipe. Make it through the storm safe.

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  15. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 4:53 PM

    I'll give one block per coop and I'll let you know how long it lasts!

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  16. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 7:31 PM

    Thanks Dawn!

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  17. Rebecca Nickols10/28/12, 8:23 PM

    I've made my own wild bird suet for years...  I can't wait to try this version for my hens! Thanks for the yummy recipe :)

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  18. Henrietta61510/28/12, 9:54 PM

    Kathy, What is the difference in scratch and cracked corn?

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  19. What is omega ultra eggs? Is there a difference between scratch and cracked corn? What is calendula petals? Is it essential to have the marigold petals in the mixture?

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  20. Hi Henrietta. Cracked corn is simply what it says it is: corn that is cracked into pieces. Scratch is a mix of grains, usually including cracked corn. It should be thought of as chicken candy though b/c it's not a good source of protein, vitamins or minerals.

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  21. Chickenladylynch10/30/12, 12:24 PM

    Since you said it would cost about $13 to buy these about how much does it cost to make them?
    Do you thing using vegetable shortening would also be a good thing, instead of oil, or even with the oil?

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  22. I made this yesterday!  Used a few different ingredients based on what I had on hand....my girls devoured it!!!  Thank you for the recipe....will make this again

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  23. TheChickenChick10/31/12, 1:15 PM

    Woo-hoo! So glad to hear it! Didn't the house smell amazing while it was cooking (and for the rest of the day)?!

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  24. Gardeningjones10/31/12, 3:27 PM

    Thanks for this! Is there any food you should not feed a chicken? We're relatively new and this, and probably over-cautious.
    Thanks!

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  25. It's like a big chicken granola bar! =D  I'll be making this for my flock this winter to keep them entertained.  Thank you!

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  26. Is there any substitute for the Omega Fields Omega Ultra Egg  and Calendula petals?  I don't have either of these and would like to make something for my crew tonight.  Thanks so much!

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  27. TheChickenChick11/1/12, 1:01 PM

    Hi Heidi. There's no need to substitute anything for the marigold flowers. For the Omega Fields Ultra Egg, I'd suggest substituting a cup of ground flax seed if you have that and if not, wheat germ. It really doesn't matter what the substitutions are, it's more of a technique than a recipe, really.

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  28. Diane Genco11/1/12, 4:54 PM

    Can't wait for the power to come back on, to try this... looks amazing.

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  29. I can't wait to try this, thank you!

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  30. Can I ask what is Scratch? I'm from the UK and not sure if we might call it something else. We also don't have Omega Fields Ultra Egg, shame as it sounds great! I will substitute that for ground flaxseeds though. Looking forward to making this! 

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  31. Kathy,
    I look forward to making my first homemade flock block. Thanks for your recipe.

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  32. I am making this this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

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  33. I need to try your flock block reciepe,

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  34. Sweet Pea Farm11/5/12, 3:54 PM

    Love the egg skelter!

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  35. Cant wait to make my Flock a Flock Block!! I'm sure they'll love it!

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  36. I just love your blog, I've learned so much!

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  37. Jamie @ Southern Revivals11/5/12, 3:56 PM

    Done. Done. And done! Thanks for the chance! I love these things. The recipe is wonderful, too!

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  38. I think my chickens would love this!

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  39. Guest-farms11/5/12, 3:59 PM

    We enjoy your blog and all the helpful info you share, thanks for writing and keep up the great work!!! 

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  40. Sara Sweatman11/5/12, 4:00 PM

    The egg Skelters are so cool! I bet my kids would love these!

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  41. I made the blocks and they were awesome Kathy! The girls ate them in no time! Our weather was fine the day after Sandy so I could let the girls out....but they were fun to make and very popular. Love the egg skelter thingy and your site of course!

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  42. Sara Sweatman11/5/12, 4:02 PM

    The Egg Skelter look really cool!

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  43. I <3 your blog and FB page....so informative. Oh - and I love my egg carton labels!! :)

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  44. Love your blog! Thanks for the great info!

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  45. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 4:22 PM

    Approve.

    Kathy

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  46. I sooo WANT the Egg Skelter!!!! I need to make some of this for my chickens. I've seen the flock blocks, but they're a bit pricey. 

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  47. My chickens really love your molting loaf.  I've done it a bit differently each time, and they just go wild over it.  

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  48. Thank you for the recipe! My chickens will love this! Cant wait to try it!

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  49. love the egg skelter, what a great idea for us chicken folks..  gald to y''all doing ok!
     

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  50. Marjeanpchildree11/5/12, 4:30 PM

    Thank you for all the info.

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  51. I'm so excited about the long anticipated arrival of the egg skelter - finally! YEAH!

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  52. My son and I have been accused of being crazy over the top chicken ranchers...just wait till they hear that we are baking for our girls!

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  53. Sandy Abell11/5/12, 4:54 PM

    I tried the suet cake last winter and a few of the girls enjoyed so much some of the eggs came out coated in a grease: ( They will enjoy this much more, thanks! 

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  54. Gotta try it.
     

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  55. Christy Lynn11/5/12, 5:18 PM

    I have been seeing your stuff through Facebook and now through Google Connect... Love it! Thanks for the suggestion to Manna Pro Poultry... I have added them as well.

    BTW... Hope i win the skelter above too... it looks so modern and functional!

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  56. Thanks for sharing. My chickens are totally addicted!

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  57. Already had you bookmarked, now I am subscribed. I love reading your posts on FB!

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  58. Have GOT to try this recipe!
    Oh, and love the Egg Skelter = what a cool (micro-mini Rube Goldberg) idea!!!

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  59. (this is Kelly Sosik-Hamor from Facebook. Not sure why I'm posting from my business account)

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  60. Thegertsons11/5/12, 5:28 PM

    Woo Hoo this Egg Skelter would be perfect for our eggs:)

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  61. blurose_in_ok11/5/12, 5:28 PM

    The egg skelter is cool... I subscribe via rss feed!

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  62. blurose_in_ok11/5/12, 5:29 PM

    I love it!

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  63.  Have GOT to try this recipe!
    Oh, and love the Egg Skelter = what a cool (micro-mini Rube Goldberg) idea!!!

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  64. I made a flock block last week--I would love to win the skelter!

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  65. Okay! Finally! This is the first time this part has appeared on the blog for me...But anyway, consider me entered...

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  66. I love the egg skelter...

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  67. I would like to try the egg skelter!

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  68. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:53 PM

    Thanks for sticking with it Suzi. ;)

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  69. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:54 PM

    Thank you Stephanie!

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  70. wow, how cool is that. that ought to fatten the girls up for winter in no time!

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  71. I so want one of the Egg Skelters!  I have seen these before and they were not available in the US.  SO EXCITED!  If I don't win it, I know what I am getting myself for Christmas! :D

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  72. Thanks for all the information you pass along. This recipe sounds good and  easy. I'm sure our flock will love it.

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  73. Deborah Tabor11/5/12, 5:59 PM

    Have been a HUGE fan of the Egg Skelter since discovering it. Thanks for the giveaway on "Hug Your Chicken Day"!

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  74. Deborah Tabor11/5/12, 6:00 PM

    "Liked" Manna Pro Poultry's fb page

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  75. Deborah Tabor11/5/12, 6:01 PM

    Subscribe to your blog via e-mail

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  76. i am so going to use this recipe and Im hopeing for the egg sketer too.they are so neat

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  77. This is a great site! I really would like to win
    EGG SKELTER GIVEAWAY!I think this completes my entry!!! Your information is always so good. Thank you!

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  78. Fort Christmas Farm11/5/12, 7:08 PM


    Love the color of that egg skelter!

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  79. Joyce Zaleski11/5/12, 7:11 PM

    No Way!!! I love these and would absolutely love to win one, especially now that my girls have decided to lay! Wanted one of these for the longest time...thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  80. This is so cool, thanks for a chance to win :-)

    Shelley

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  81. Nancy Jones11/5/12, 7:35 PM

    I will make this this weekend.

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  82. Spencer knight11/5/12, 7:49 PM

    Nice recipe

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  83.  Eberly Barn has cute chicken coops!!! .....sry couldnt figure out anywhere else to comment:-/

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  84. Love your blog! I'm new to chicken keeping, and I've learned so much from you!  Thanks!  PS I'd love to win one of those Skelters!

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  85. Jessica Berger11/5/12, 8:15 PM

    Great idea !!  I live in Fl so something like this will come in handy

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  86. I'm so glad your flock was safe during the hurricane!!! I was just about to research what I could use as a cool egg holder---love the skeltor

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  87. "Eberly Barns has cute chicken coops!"
     

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  88. Thank you for all the fun contests!!!
     

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  89. Recipe looks great. My hens will love it! I'd love a chance to win the skelter. Thanks!

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  90. I am going to make these, but I need to know if the squares can be frozen and used at later times?
    hardyhens14@yahoo.com

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  91. Oh!  I saw a skelter for sale on a UK site and decided I needed one.  And I love your flock block recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

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  92. OMG, I didn't even know this existed and I've been trying to figure out the best "freshest first" egg storage method. I hope I win!!!!

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  93. I would love this for my girlfriend for Christmas. She wants one badly

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  94. Awesome. Gonna have to try this for my hens. They are molting right now.

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  95. Awesome. Have to try this with my chickens. They molting right now

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  96. I love thid gadget, somebody's a genius.

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  97. I finally made these today! The Nor'Easter is threatening us so I wanted to be prepared with some good eats for my little flock.
    I only had one 8x8 pan so I got creative... I used 2 small ramekins and made donut size flock blocks, then I decided to put them in a muffin tin, poke holes in them and I'm going to make an edible Christmas tree for my feathered kids! Will share pix with you on facebook! Thanks again for all the helpful info. I'm making the cookie tin water heater this weekend! :-)

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  98. Ever since I've seen these "Egg Skelters" I've wanted one so bad! And the flock block - I'm definitely doing tonight! I think I've said this before but I know I'll have time tonight! ~alexis @ Chicken Well Eggs

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  99. I hope the skelter is in red!  I love red!  :)

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  100. Great recipe! Some of my friends have already tried it, and directed me to this page. :-)

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  101. Love your ideas! And I hope I win the Egg Skelter... either that or it's going on my Christmas list!

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  102. Langela Richardson11/8/12, 5:48 PM

    Can I omit the Omega Ultra egg if I don't have it? Is there something I could substitute with? Do I need to alter the wet ingredients to compensate?

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  103. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 5:49 PM

    You can omit most of the dry ingredients, the recipe isn't so precise that you need to worry about substitutions or omissions of dry ingredients.

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  104. Not sure if this is where we're supposed to leave a comment or not - but I "Liked" Manno Pro Poultry on Facebook and told them the Chicken Chick sent me, I am following this blog and leaving this comment = entry for the egg skelter!

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  105. Going to try this for my chicks this winter.  Love to have the silver Egg Skelter.  Don't have eggs yet but love the look of this thing.  If I don't win, it's definitely going on my Xmas wish list!  Thanks for all the great info!

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  106. Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it when my babies are older.

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  107. Vivian Schaffers11/8/12, 5:52 PM

    Thank you for all you do.  You rock the Chick world.

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  108. Love the idea of fresh eggs in order of collection!

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  109. Cyn Van Antwerp11/8/12, 5:52 PM

    i would love to have an egg skelter......

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  110. I entered to win the Egg Skelter.....I have wanted one since I first saw one on a UK website. I am going to pick up the things needed to make your recipe for the flock block.....I like the ingredients you have put into it!

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  111. Can't wait to give his block a try!  I think the girls will love it!

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  112. Lise Doiron11/8/12, 5:52 PM

    I really enjoy you FB page and the bit I've read on your blog.  You seem to have such a beautiful property for your girlies, it is fun to see

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  113. I still want to sample it myself :)

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  114. Cool :D , -     poohlover2000@yahoo.com

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  115. The egg skelter is on my Christmas list!

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  116. Thank you for this recipe. My girls get along just fine and I don't want that to change due to confinment this winter. I am always looking for ideas because they ARE my girls....

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  117. I so would love to have one of those!

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  118. possumplace11/8/12, 5:52 PM

    I love this site... no love like chicken love!!!

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  119. "Liked" the Manna Pro page and I'm already signed up for the feed, so here's my comment: Please enter me to win the Skelter! I so would LOVE to have one!

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  120. possumplace11/8/12, 5:52 PM

    We love chickens... large chickens ...small chickens... red hens and all.   Real women love chickens.  HA!!!  I could use a Egg Skelter and 50 ft of chicken wire... lol.  This looks like a great recipe for the ladies.  The chicken chick sent me .... so <3 you!!!  Spread the love.. under the feathers I go.  Growing Calendula next year.
     

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  121. Love all the great tips you provide us.  ONE of these days I WILL win something!!!  :)

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  122. great minds think alike =) I love that you CARE about our birds AND what goes into making them happy and healthy!

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  123. Janet Parish11/8/12, 5:53 PM

    I liked the Manna Pro Poultry page and left a comment on their page.  I would love to own this Egg Skelter for my eggs.  Thanks!

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  124. YUM!!! that looks good enough to eat :)

    Love how, with chickens, you can make such great things with things that we WOULD throw away.

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  125. I'm so glad to see the egg skelter will be available locally now and we don't have to order from Europe anymore.  Hoping I win one, but if I don't I definitely want one.  Much better than my numbered egg carton approach!

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  126. done all three!! TOTALLY making this recipe!! May make it as gifts for my chicken loving friends too!! Thanks!! 

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  127. christyamburgey11/8/12, 6:49 PM

    Wow my husband just posted your site to my facebook and I can tell I will spend many hours reading through your posts. We are building our first coop as we speak and I have my chick order all planned out. Can't wait to put some of your ideas to good use!

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  128. sarahannecloud911/8/12, 8:48 PM

    Thanks so much for the recipe! Can't wait to try it. :)

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  129. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 9:00 PM

    Let me know how they like it!

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  130. Love the recipe, will definitely be giving it a try. My peeps thank you in advance :-)

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  131. TheChickenChick11/9/12, 9:55 PM

    Tell them I said, enjoy! :)

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  132. sarahannecloud911/9/12, 10:22 PM

    I'm sure they will adore it!

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  133. I gotta try this... Sounds like my gals would enjoy it.

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  134. Thank you for everything you do for your fellow chicken keepers!!!!! <3 I look forward to your posts and your Facebook updates!!! :) 

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  135. Happy day! I'm ready to win my egg skelter!  Lisa-- Sisters Heritage Farms

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  136. EGG SKELTER GIVEAWAY! 1 2 3  all done to win!Great recipe~ will be making it soon.  Really need a fun place to keep their eggs.  Thanks.

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  137. So happy to have found you on FB as well as here!  I just "LIKED" Manna Pro and and joined this "blog" so I could enter into the "giveaway" for the Egg Skelter, but I would have w/o it!

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  138. I used this recipe last week after we spotted a pair of coyotes behind the house and were forced to keep them locked in the run. I did a lot of substituting with things I had readily available and it turned out great. The second attempt didn't hold together well, but my ingredients were probably at fault that time around.

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  139. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:13 PM

    I'm sure you'll settle on a combination of ingredients that works out well for you every time. And here's hoping that coyote pair moves on!

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  140. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:13 PM

    My pleasure, Martha. I hope it helps!

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  141. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:14 PM

    Hi Terri! I'm happy to have you with me on Facebook and here! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  142. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:15 PM

    Good luck in the giveaway Julie! And I hope your peeps enjoy the treat!

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  143. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:15 PM

    I like the positive thinking Lisa! Good luck!

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  144. TheChickenChick11/10/12, 10:15 PM

    My pleasure!

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  145. What a good, simple idea. Love it!

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  146. I would love an egg skelter. What an easy and convenient way too rotate you personal egg stock! No more wondering whether or not I'm using my oldest eggs first!

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  147. I would love an egg skelter. What an easy and convenient way too rotate your personal egg stock. No more wondering whether or not im using my oldest eggs first!

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  148. Love love this ....going in the morning to get ingredients....can't wait to share with my "girls" and "guy"! Kathy, just wanted to say I enjoy very much your love for our feathered friends! :)
    Look forward always to your posts and information...thanks so much. I love the new egg skelter.

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  149. This is great, I can't wait to make it for the chickas.

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  150. Christine Layne11/11/12, 7:49 AM

    I would LOVE to win one of these to put in our new home! I also can't wait to try making the flock block substitute for my girls (and boys :)

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  151. Paulette Douglas11/11/12, 8:09 AM

    I will definitely give this a try!

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  152. Peggy Eiland11/11/12, 8:18 AM

    I would definitely like to try to make this for my flock.

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  153. thanks for the recipe,  hens were getting bored with the same ol' same  ol'. @ Lindsay:  these http://niteguard.com/
    have had great success with coyotes and other predators.

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  154. This is great info.  Passing it on to my friend.

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  155. Neat recipe, thank you for the idea!

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  156. I sure hope I win. you. I love reading your post and  blogs, so much great info.  I'm learning so much. thank you.
                  

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  157. Michelle Scott11/11/12, 10:52 AM

    Great ideas, glad to have another chicken site to visit

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  158. That egg skelter is soooo cool! Will buy one if I don't win one!

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  159. A great recipe for hurricanes or any other times! i would love to win this beautiful egg holder, very inventive!

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  160. I want to try something like this with my chickens.  We are organic so have to make sure that everything is organic going in.  Thanks for the ideas :)

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  161. I'd love an egg skelter. Getting my very first chickens this coming spring. All I can think and dream about lately is chickens, coops, and supplies! Soooo excited!

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  162. megan lightell11/11/12, 11:22 AM

    Great idea-- I may adapt this to use spent brewer's grains that I get from my home brewing brother.  I'm always looking for good ways to use them!

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  163. Love the egg skelter!!  Would love to have one in red, but would be happy with any color!

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  164. davisefletcher11/11/12, 11:24 AM

    I love the block recipe. I make our chicken treat with oats, yogurt, carrots, peas, and corn. Roll into small ball shapes and then coat in a combination of Winner's Blend, and crushed corn flakes. They love it. I think I will try your recipe this week.

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  165. Sounds like a great treat! I grew up with chickens and I'm counting down the days when I move out of this strict apartment and have my own flock again. Can't wait to see all your feed (no pun intended) on Facebook!

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  166. Kelley Elliott11/11/12, 11:39 AM

    Love this blog.  Planning on getting my very first chickens in the spring...Dominique!  Spending all my free time daydreaming and planning for the chickens, how to build their coop, and how to care for them. Very excited and so grateful for this blog, and others, as a resource!  Thank you!  And the skelter would be fun, too! :)

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  167. Thanks for the great recipe and for the opportunity to enter to win. Have a Blessed Sunday!

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  168.  Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway too! I've linked your page to mine. Even though I'm just starting out I hope it helps your visibility! http://annoyingpinesfarm.blogspot.com/

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  170. this is a great site with a lot of good ideas and products!

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  171. good info 

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  172. So excited to enter, count me in!! Thank you & great recipe info!
    Ang~

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  173. Allison Shenk11/11/12, 1:29 PM

    Bet there are lots of ways to "mix it up"!  This will be fun to make with the kids.  Thanks!

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  174. I have always liked chickens, they are good for many reasons. Had a pet one who thought she should sleep in my kitchen window to be close. 

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  175. These are great recipes, thankyou so much! I would love to win this. Any help is a welcome blessing to me. 

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  176. Thanks for the giveaway info!

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  177. I am going to try this tomorrow.  What an awesome alternative to the ones in the store

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  178. I didn't know it was so easy to make these.......am passing it on to my neighbors who buy theirs. Thank you

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  179. I must be hungry, because just reading this recipe and looking at the pictures made me hungry!  Hope I win the Egg Skelter.  They look awesome!

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  180. tapley jackson11/11/12, 2:58 PM

    awesome i was also fearful that my ladies might get bored in during the storm i wish i had seen this sooner :( welll now i know.
    thanks for all your wisdom :D it's a big help i only just started my flock this spring i have ten at present but i'm thinking i'll be adding to that in the coming months, i'm thinking of ordering some hatching quail eggs, any advice on that front?

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  181. Wow this recipe sounds great! Thanks for the information and the giveaway! I always love reading your blog!

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  182. Thank you for the recipe and for the giveaway! They both sound awesome. I love reading your blog, keep up the great work!

    Kelsey aka RuralMama
    http://ruralmamasandbox.blogspot.com

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  183. So many great ideas on your blog!   Thanks so much!  Going to make the flock block for my chickies!
     

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  184. I guess I will have to try this recipe. I am always looking for new ways to spoil my flock. The egg skelter giveaway is awesome too! Fingers Crossed.

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  185. Cheryl Lindsay11/11/12, 10:16 PM

    OK, here goes!!!  Sure hope I win>

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  186. Sallee Glickler11/11/12, 10:30 PM

    I'm following on GFC.  Thanks for the blog.  I hope to soon be a chicken mama (once I move out of California) and you are definitely helping me get a grasp on raising chickens
     

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  187. wow, this is a really great idea!

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  188. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:33 AM

    Thanks! :)

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  189. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:33 AM

    Good luck Cheryl! Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? ;)

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