Yes, my girls go beserk for them, too! Fresher..yes. Cheaper? Not likely. I have to add here something that I observed several weeks back regarding those suet feeders....I introduced my girls to the Happy Hen Treats suet for chickens this week - it is mealy worms + shelled sunflower seeds. They avoided the new item for 24 hours and the next day stood and pounded it until it was completely gone. Not sure that's a good thing to devour it so quickly….but fear if I don't, they may go on strike - lol.
But mine flock demands a treat time daily, will come in handy in the winter when it is too cold to stand and hand feed treats.
Thinking about trying to make these, likely will be a lot cheaper and fresher?
Question: I bought an Audubon "Peanut Delight Suet" block this morning. Ingredients: corn, roasted peanuts, rendered beef suet, oats, soy oil. Is this okay to give to the girls??????
Thanks for info. I have the large type you describe but had planned to try leafy treats, but never used it. Instead have one of those round wire ones with a bottom bell made for chickens, they love lettuce, basil, whatever green it it.Yes, my girls go beserk for them, too! Fresher..yes. Cheaper? Not likely. I have to add here something that I observed several weeks back regarding those suet feeders....
You know the large size ones? They're about 8" square? I started noticing these "white spots" on the top of their beaks after starting to use it (they're Black Australorps and have dark beaks)...it was from them pounding away at the suet block because the grid openings are much bigger!! Yikes!So I took that one out of the run and now I'm using one of those smaller suet feeders, it's about 6" square and the 'holes' are much smaller...haven't noticed any problems since.