Suet Cakes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommato6chicks, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Mommato6chicks

    Mommato6chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, question for you all. My chicks have been out in the rain most of the day, did not want to go in when I wanted them too (stubborn little buggers). Can I give them regular suet cakes for other birds for some fat?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Some people give them to them in winter. Mine wouldn't touch them. You can feed a bit of cracked corn and black oil sunflower seeds for extra fat in the diet. Generally it should only be a treat as too much fat is deadly to chickens. A fat hen is an unhealthy hen.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    I never suppliment my Birds in winter...Suet if for wild birds..Not Chickens.
    Balanced nutrition during winter is all they need to remain healthy...Fresh water at all times..
     
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