Peanut Butter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrcush, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made my own suet cakes with peanut butter and bird seed for years now. I would guess from my research that it would be ok for chicken treats but can anybody verify that this would be ok? Thanks
     
  2. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm definitely not a chicken expert, but I would venture to guess that if you've been doing it that way, with peanut butter, for years now, and haven't seen any derogatory/negative outcomes for your chickens - it's probably safe. [​IMG]
     
  3. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I didn't explain correctly :) I have been doing this for years for the woodpeckers and birds in my yard. I was wondering if it would be ok for chickens. I'm new to the BYC community and just got my first chickens a few months ago.
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    It would be okay in regard to the peanut butter yes...peanut butter is a-okay for chickens. But - instead of wild birdseed I would go with chicken-centered ingredients with the peanut butter. You'd also probably win a lot of kudos and hand-clapping if you shared the recipe. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks CluckyCharms, I will share a recipe soon! Where would I appropriatly share this recipe on this site?
     
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  6. givemewings310

    givemewings310 Out Of The Brooder

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    right here !!! i would love to see your recipe!!!
     
  7. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The recipe is basically melt down peanut butter in microwave or on the stove and add bird seed to it. Let cool and roll in wax paper... freeze! Anybody got any ideas of some other things that could be added specifically for chickens?
     
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  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    What a great idea! i'd be inclined to mix scratch, BOSS(black oil sunflower seeds) and even their feed ...
     
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