Suet Cakes

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

  1. Mommato6chicks

    Mommato6chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2017
    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 I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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. 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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