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DIY: “Flock Block”

Here’s a recipe to make your very own “Flock Block“…

2 Cups scratch grains (a commercial or homemade mix of cracked corn, oats, barley & other mixed grains)
1 Cup layer feed
1 Cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 Cup sunflower seeds (I happened to have unshelled sunflower seed/safflower seed mix so I used that)
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, liquefied

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 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″ thick. I used four 6” round cake pans, and would probably only use three the next time to make slightly thicker blocks. (Optional, use a chopstick & make a hole in each block so you can hang them in the run.)

Bake for 30 minutes, then cool completely. Run a knife around the inside rims of each pan and invert to remove the block. Serve to a flock of very happy girls.

Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen and then defrosted as needed.

Originally posted on:Sunshine Acres: The Home of Perfection Poultry and Wild N Woolly Rabbitry

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