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Suet cakes for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amberjean86, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. amberjean86

    amberjean86 New Egg

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    I just got my steer from the butcher today, and ordered myself some suet this time around to make some suet cake winter treats for my chickens. Then I got to thinking....is there a way to make suet cakes for my ducks? I'm new to ducks, and can not find any info on this topic. Anybody have some input on this?
     
  2. naivetefarm

    naivetefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so bummed no one has chimed in here. I'm searching for the same information and haven't come up with a clear answer in my internet research so far....
     
  3. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a definite no. Suet is made from animal fat, and ducks shouldn't be fed dietary fat, they have a hard time digesting it. They also shouldn't be feed bird seed. It is hard to digest, and can impact their crop. There are so many other great treats for ducks - this just isn't one of them.
     
  4. naivetefarm

    naivetefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!! :)
     
  5. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem @naivetefarm , this is a great place to get quick answers [​IMG]
     

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