Suet blocks...Do you feed to your flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PeeperKeeper, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've toyed with the idea of making suet blocks for the wild birds but was wondering if it OK to feed suet to chickens and how often. Is the extra fat and carbohydrates a good thing to help them create body heat for this winter?
     
  2. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Question! I'd love to know more about this..

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  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I give store bought wild bird suet blocks maybe every other week to my bantams in winter. They rarely go outside since they just sink in the snow (we already have 10") so they get rather bored. They also don't handle the cold as well as the standards which is why they got moved to a new better coop this year.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love them in cold weather,and they have very glossy feathercoats and moist skin. The little hen in the pic was in slow molt but has all her feathers back now.

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    Here is some nutritional information-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suet
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009

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