Does anyone feed their chicks bird suet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fivecents, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. fivecents

    fivecents Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Strafford, Missouri
    I make homemade suet--using lard--and I was wondering if for any reason this would be harmful for my chickens.
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Quote:I don't think it would be harmful unless it had a high salt content. Too much salt will kill your birds.

    Suet can be especially good for the winter, as a once in a while treat.
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    I've never offered it to my chicks, but hang some as a treat in the winter for my layers. They love it!
  4. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    I hang some for my hens in the winter- they love it!
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I haven't given them suet but they're birds I'm sure they'll like it. I DO soak bread in the bacon grease after I make bacon for the family and give THAT to the birds and they are wild for that stuff. Have to chop it into chunks so there's no fighting over it. I also pull the skin and fat off my ham and give it to the girlies and that disappears so fast you wouldn't believe it.

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