re. chicken toys: can you make a "suet" ball with PB?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by frankenchick, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    I followed the chicken toys thread and checked out the "forage cakes" at Murray McMurray. They look like the suet cakes for birds one sees at the farm store.

    Q: Is suet okay for chickens? How about using peanut butter instead?
  2. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    St. Clairsville, OH
    I make homemade Suet for my chickens occasionally. They love it.

    I don't have the measurements for anything because I just kind of throw it together.

    This is what I use.

    Crisco grease
    Peanut Butter
    Corn meal
    Bird Seed or Chick Starter
    Fresh fruit
    And whatever else I have laying around that I think they will eat.

    I freeze it then throw it out to them when I want to give them a treat. It is gone in a matter of minutes.

    Take care,

  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    here too, they love homemade stuff like that. i think it's all the fat. chickens can pretty much eat anything.
  4. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    I posted a suet recipe for wild birds in the recipe section. Not sure if it would be good for chickens with all that grease??? anyone know?

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