Whats wrong with suet cakes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 2DogsFarm, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I put a suet cake out for my girls about a month ago and they LOFFED it!

    Yesterday I picked up another one - figuring they could use the extra calories in the colder weather - and after I put it down for them I read the wrapper that stated:
    "do not feed to domesticated birds"

    What could be in a suet cake (with fruit & nuts) that could harm a chicken?
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I'm sure the occasional junk food treat won't hurt them. Just don't give them suet cakes every day and you should be fine.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    My guess, they put something in them. That you would not want to eat the bird or the eggs. Way to protect themself from a law suit.

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