I just bought those suet bird treat things...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redhen, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i was thinking of giving them to them for treats in the winter(i read this on another thread)..but..before i feed it to them..i just want to be very sure that it wont harm them in any way. Does anyone know if these are safe to give them? I bought them peanut butter ones and berry ones. Thanks, Wendy:)
     
  2. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't imagine why it would hurt them. I make my own suet feed for the winter. It's a great way to use up old cereal or oats (or whatever you have on hand).
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi..thanks for replying...i am just curious because of the suet in it....what IS that suff exactly?...[​IMG]...fat? or what?..[​IMG]
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it is fat. [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    and thats okay to give them?...how does the fat not go rancid?....[​IMG]...
     
  6. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We make ours with bird seed, cereal, oats, etc. It is held together with lard and peanut butter.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thats very interesting....lard? like crisco in a can?...thanks:)
     
  8. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, lard is the real stuff. It comes in a white bucket around here.
     
  9. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about chicken fat? and what about crisco, can you use them to hold the cereal and seeds on?
     
  10. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you give a recipe for it using the lard?I would think it would help with the cold winter weather too alittle extra fat.I know with the dogs we always gave them extra fat to help with the cold weather over their food,bacon grease chicken grease etc.
     

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