Suet for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MysticScorpio82, May 9, 2009.

  1. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I noticed on McMurray's they sell forage cakes ( for nearl $20 [​IMG] , But after looking at it, is there really much difference between that and suet? Is suet safe to feed to your chickens as a "forage cake"? I will be getting my first chickens ever at the end of June, and I just want to make sure I do everything right. [​IMG]
  2. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    During the winter when my girls are locked in during a cold snap, occasionally, I hang up a suet cake to give them something to keep them busy/active. It's not something I give often and not when it is nice outside because they can find other things to entertain themselves. Mine love it. I have also made suet from a recipe I found on here (which was probably better for them) and they liked that, too.
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Those forage cakes are great.The guy that started them visted here a few years back and gave me a few samples.The only problem is they are not around here.He also has a kibble food that I would like to get.His website is feed is probably the best you can buy,but is expensive.If you read the ingrediance,you will see it is very nutrisious and good for your birds.Filled with natural ingrediance that your birds need.I wish it was available here.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  4. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Quote:Really? I would love to hear that recipe, if you are willing to share [​IMG] [​IMG]

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