The Chicken Brick

After the problems we’ve been having in the coop this winter, I’ve been working get them fixed so we don’t loose any birds and put a stop to the egg loss as well. I made some feed adjustments; more oyster shells and a few grits on the side. Earlier we purchased a scratch block that has helped the boredom too. Since then I have came up with this recipe for my own scratch block of sorts.

chicken brick

The latest batch I made in 10 inch round cake pans and put a hole in the mixture so I could hang it in the coop. Make the girls put a little more effort into it.

Chicken Brick
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Chicken Brick
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  • 6 each Eggs and shells
  • 2 cup Crushed Egg Shell or Oyster Shells or Combination of
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 3 cup Old Fashioned Oats uncooked
  • 4 cup Scratch Grain corn, barley, oats- your choice
  • 5 cup Feather Fixer Pellets
  • 3 tbsp Diatomaceous Earth
  1. Place the eggs and egg shells in a blender and process until the shells are well crushed.
  2. Place the egg/shell mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir everything until it is well combined. I use my hands for this, they work better than a spoon.
  4. Using 2, 10inch cake pans or any pan of your choice, grease the pans and divide the mixture between the pans (I keep mine about 2 inches thick in any pan). If you wish to hang the "brick" poke a hole in it with your finger.
  5. Bake the "bricks" at 325 degrees for 2 hours. Allow them to cool completely before removing them from the pans.
  6. Place them in the coop and let the chickens enjoy!
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