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Feeding Chickens Beef Suet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by henmommy, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I purchased a side of beef this week and was given the suet for my wild birds. I live in upstate NY where it is very cold in the winter. I got to thinking, if wild birds love this stuff is it ok to offer my chicken as a treat. Also, is there any harm in feeding the chickens whole "cow" corn? I know cracked is ok, but how about whole? Thank you for the feedback!!

  2. sparrker

    sparrker Songster

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    I feed mine whole corn all the time, (we raise corn, and other grains, so they are ground sweepings) their gizzard will crack it long as they get grit.
  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I've given mine the sunflower suet blocks for birds and they had no problem, so I would think beef suet would be fine. I don't know about the corn, as I don't give mine any at all.

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