Got the fat melting as I type! Need sugestions!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bryan8, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I shot a doe this morning with my bow and I cut all the hard fat off. I'm melting it on the stove right now, what goodies should I put in?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    What exactly are you trying to do with it?
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, I'm not sure if you're trying to make soap or suet treats!
     
  4. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops my bad! I forgot to say I was making a suet block...

    I added some birdseed and chopped up lettuce
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Never heard of that. How do you make it and why? Is it just a treat or does it "do" something for the chickens?
     
  6. louloubean

    louloubean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have always put in seeds and sometimes pine cones and left it in the trees for the chickadees and woodpeckers.
    do your chickens like it? i guess they probably would, why not!
     
  7. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make them for the chickens as a extra snack. It's fatty so it helps them stay warm in winter.

    You melt down hard animal fat, pour it into a mold and add what ever you want.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Deer fat is pretty much inedible.
    I wouldnt feed it to my birds (Or anything eles)
     
  9. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How so? I don't see it being different than fat from any other animal. It's the hard white fat that builds up on certin areas on the deer.
     
  10. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I do

    Add 2 cup crunchy/creamy peanut butter, 2 cups of fat/crisco into a crockpot and let sit until its a liquid

    In a large bowl I mix my dry parts I use wild bird seed, cracked corn, dry fruit, sunflower seeds, instant oats, and anything else in the house I think they would like for this batch.

    Then I grease any sort of pan 9x13, 8 in round anything you wish to use. I then pour or laddle in my liquid and the dry mix, mixing them well untill the pan is full and the dry mix is now covered in the melted suet packing it tight.

    I then let them sit to harden or put in the freezer.

    Once hard I will take them out and put into freezer bags and freeze what I dont use. The parts I do use I will put into the large suet baskets or place them on the ground in the coop. They are always gone in a flash!!


    I use caribou, bear, moose any type of fat we get off our critters. Im sure they will love the deer ;D
     

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