Suet for chickens ok???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Qi Chicken, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    I want to give the chickens treats and I was getting them those seed bells for wild birds. They loved them and it was fun to watch them jump up and eat them but they are 2 bucks each and once they figured them out they will eat one in a day.

    I thought about those suet feeders. Would that be ok for them? Would it make the eggs taste funny? Would there be a concern that feeding them that would raise their body temp like with corn?

  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I think the concern is maily with the extra fat. Last year I limitted my flock to an average of one suet block per week, generally only in the winter when there isn't much range avaliable. I have several more birds this year so I may bump it up to two blocks.
    In the summer I don't feel like they need as much extra "entertainment"
  3. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    They might not need the entertainment but I do! [​IMG] But thanks, I'll do the suet in the winter then.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010

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