You know those blocks of chicken suet treats that farm stores sell?
Well, you can make your own at a much cheaper price! Plus, it is a fun project to do with the kids. Really you can swap out any of these ingredients with chicken friendly herbs etc.
Here is how…
You’ll need a muffin tin with liners.
and lots of fun goodies for the chickens.
In a bowl, I mixed together sunflower seeds, dried chamomile flowers, raisins, wheat berries, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and sage.
Did I measure how much of each I used…nope
I just eyeballed it and did a little of everything.
Have fun with it 🙂
After I fill the muffin liners with the stirred together seeds and herbs etc. Next, I top them off with melted coconut oil.
Make sure to let these cool really well or it will be a mussy mess. If you have space in your fridge for them, then they will set nice.
I store these in ziplock bags in the fridge or freezer, wherever I have room. They last for quite a while. Typically, I feed 1 suet a week to our chickens. It is a special treat, so I don’t give to the chickens too often.
Oh, and don’t forget to take the muffin liners off before feeding one to the chickens 😉 I did once…ooops! So, now I take the liners off before storing them haha