suet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wing it, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it ok to feed chickens suet, rendered beef suet, corn peanuts are the ingedients. alot of garden centers have sales this time of year and its for birds
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I was told it is ok. I tried it, and my darn chickens wouldn't even touch it. I have heard others say that their chickens loved it.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine like the suet blocks with birdseeds/BOSS in them, the kind sold for suet cages they're only like $1 and give the birds something to chase around because I hang it from the ceiling in their run (chicken tractor, only 26" tall). They especially like the peanutbutter flavored ones.

    I read on here to avoid them during the summer because the birds don't need the extra fat when it's hot, and of course feed them sparingly because they are just TREATS. I give mine one every payday (2 weeks) but not when it's sweltering. Edited to say: it takes 5 chickens less than 2 afternoons to eat the little square up, I immagine that it wouldn't last long if you had very many chickens --- but hey, it's cheap.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  4. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! I was thinking it would be alright. At this time of year I can buy ten for $4. I will try hanging one in the coop. thanks again
     

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