homemade suet cakes for chickens

Chicken Egg 17

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Does anyone know a good recipe for suet cakes for chickens in winter that has a lot of protein to help them stay warm at night and on these colder winter days when it dont get very warm out i dont really want to be collecting fat though for the suet cakes thanks all replies are welcome:)
 

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Not sure you need to make such, to provide the extra calories during cold weather. MOST chicken owners simply add some cracked corn to the chickens diets. Corn does generate calories that increase body heat production.
But there is no reason not to experiment. Take a stick of butter and melt it. Into it, add wild bird seeds until all butter is absorbed and you have a paste like mixture. Place into a container, that will be easily removed, and set into freezer to congeal mixture. Not long, and you will have a semi solid brick. Give to your hens to taste/ try/ sample. If they don't like it, then set outside for songbirds. I suggest butter because margarine is hydrogenated oil , that molecule is only one atom different than vinyl siding. I believe butterfat is healthier. JMO.
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Chicken Egg 17

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Dec 11, 2015
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McVeytown PA
Not sure you need to make such, to provide the extra calories during cold weather.   MOST  chicken owners simply add some cracked corn to the chickens diets.   Corn does generate calories that increase body heat production.  
But there is no reason not to experiment.    Take a stick of butter and melt it.    Into it, add  wild bird seeds  until  all butter is absorbed and you have a paste like mixture.  Place into a container, that will be easily removed, and set into freezer to congeal  mixture.    Not long, and you will have a  semi solid brick.   Give to your hens to taste/ try/ sample.   If they don't like it, then set outside for songbirds.   I suggest butter because margarine is hydrogenated oil , that molecule is only one atom different than vinyl siding.    I believe butterfat is healthier.  JMO.
WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup

 


Thanks idk when i will be able to try it but i will have to go get some bird seed
 

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