Using Hamburger grease in "suet cakes"?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lindz8504, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fried hamburger last night and drained the grease. I was wondering if I could add seeds, pellets, oatmeal ect and make a block or a cake out of it? I know in school we used lard and peanut butter to make bird seed cakes. Would hamburger grease be that different? Will it hurt my chickens if I try it out?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I might worry about too much fat.\
    Suet cakes for wild birds are for energy in winter when insects aren't available.
     
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  3. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    I've done it, they love it. I don't give it to them everyday, and I do give it to them more often in winter... even just a blob mixed into the famous "Pie's" some of us are known to make, chicken fat too...
     
  4. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks cheeka! I mixed the grease, some PB, some oatmeal, bird seed with BOSS, layer pellets and some honey and put it in the freezer to get solid. I may try to give it to them on a chilly day, so they have something a little extra!
     
  5. cheeka

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    I bet they devour it! frozen will make a nice treat on a hot day, melted into oatmeal with seeds and fruit is awesome when it's really freezing...
     

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