Made a hanging basket for suet... they don't touch it.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dacdeihl, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, made a hanging basket to save money. Bought a suet for birds and put in it. They don't even touch it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    It takes my girls a long time to try new things...I usually end up having to do the finger thing on the item and cluck at them like a hen lol

    They are FINALLY not being...well....chicken lol over the Flock Block I put in the coop for the rainy/cold season. Took me a few hours of chick-chick-chicking at them to have them come see and then I would pretend to peck at it while I called them with the Bok bok bok bok "come and get it" calls.
     
  3. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, now I know I'm not the only crazy one making bok, bok sounds at my chickens. You make me feel normal. [​IMG]
    I tried all that and even broke off some and put in on the ground. They ate it right up. I even put some open pumpkin in there to entise them over with something familar.
    I guess I'll just wait and see if they ever get it.
    I'm going to put a cover over their door, they probably won't adjust to that either. Chickens in the coop all winter. Yuck!!! I hate that. [​IMG]
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gosh mine love theirs and did from the first hours. They seem to prefer the kind with berries and seeds, mind...

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  5. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    If they have never had a suet block try breaking it up and tossing some bits to them and then laying it ontop of the feeder. Once they start to eat at it then put it back in the hanger and whoo hooo all your hard work will be put ta use [​IMG]
     
  6. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good idea. I'll try that and let you know how it goes tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  7. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    Good I hope it works.
     

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