So yesterday I grabbed everything I could find and dumped it into a homemade flock block. I used 2 cups bird seed, 1 cup scratch, 1 cup black oil sunflower seeds, 1 cup oats, half a cup maltomeal, half a cup flax seeds (a good way to get Omega 3's into your eggs BTW), a piece of water soaked bread, quarter cup molasses, quarter cup honey, half a cup olive oil, two eggs (crushed shell and all), a spoonful of peanut butter and a diced up apple. I mixed this all up in a bowl and them smushed it into a well greased round 9 inch pan. I put a shot glass in the middle so I'd have a hole to hang it in the coop. Then I baked it in a 275 degree oven for 2 hours. It made the house smell lovely, kind of like baking bread. It turned out ok, not solid enough....it was crumbly. The next one will have a little flour to help bind it together and maybe some applesauce to make it more moist.
I figure as long as the laydies are giving me eggs every day the least I can do is cook for them.
|I got these three yesterday. The Araucana's are laying their signature aqua green eggs.|
|The Wyandotte gals enjoyed the block. It was gone in 15 minutes.|