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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Hi All
just wondering if anyone has heard of or used peckablock. it's a natural supplement block for poultry.We are just wondering what others have thought of it, if they have used this product.

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 Post subject: Re: peckablock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Here's a recipe for a homemade one!

Pecking Blocks (Recipe supplied by dlhunicorn)
2 Cups (Human) Oatmeal
4 Cups Water
Cook in a microwave for 2 or 3 minutes to make a 'gunky' brew
Once cool mix in a littel Wheatgerm Oil or a Vitamin Suppliment and add enough of their normal feed, along with some dried fruit if you like, until it holds its shape. Make into blocks of patties and freeze. It will keep in the freezer fo 6 months.

I haven't tried them, or the commercial kind, but I think they would be good. I really must give the home made ones a go...

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 Post subject: Re: peckablock
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they sound like they would be good for feather pecking, as an extra distraction for the birds.

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 Post subject: Re: peckablock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Yeah - that is the context the recipe above was provided for.

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 Post subject: Re: peckablock
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Is oatmeal the same as rolled oats?

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 Post subject: Re: peckablock
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:23 pm 
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i think oatmeal is referring to that which you make porridge from. if this is what you are calling rolled oats, then yes they are the same thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Rolled oats is just the whole version of oatmeal, oatmeal is the stuff thats chopped up, but I would think you could use either and it wouldnt make a difference. Those commercial peck blocks are like licks for cattle and horses, they have alot of added vitamins and minerals in them as well. There's a Himalayan rock salt lick for poultry (it says for nearly every animal) that claims to do absolutley magical things for your birds that I have thought of trying out, as yet have never gotten around to it. :lol:


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Yes, I was thinking that a few drops of multivitamin wouldn't go astray there either.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:25 pm 
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this is the product I was talking about

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:16 pm 
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It looks good. I'd give it a go if I saw any round here.

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On face value it looks alright. I'd try it too.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Hmm, Keith here in SA. Never heard of it, looks cool. I'd try it for my ducks, see if it works with ducks!

Where'd you find that? Where do they sell them?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:43 pm 
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Ditto, where can you get them? My local feed co-op in Mullumbimby has lots of horse stuff but a very small range of chook stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:15 am 
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found it at Daish irrigation and fodder in Murray Bridge. I Haven't used it as yet as they were sold out but where getting more in so I thought I would see if any one has used it. they have only had it there for a couple of weeks. with what everyone has said on here I think ill get one this weeks to try.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:31 am 
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Give us some feedbackwhen you get them!

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