Recipe by gingerkitten D
Birds greatly benefit from fats found in meat and in plants. Some people might not realize, but birds actually have a different body composition than humans, so the fat and cholesterol that we worry about is not an issue. They have extremely high metabolisms so the fat that we worry about in our diets is MUCH needed in theirs--do the research, I did!
Top Review by The Thorn of Hudson, FL
I made this for the ducks and birds that come to the backyard every morning and evening. At first, they were a little stand-of-ish, but eventually their curiosity got the best of them. Of course the weather here has been awfully hot so it didnâ€™t hold its form (little balls) very long. The squirrels had a good time though. Come cooler weather, I'll make some more â€“ maybe roll pinecones in it and hang them from the tree branches.
- 1⁄2 cup bacon fat, solidified, room temperature or 1⁄2 cup lard
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup raisins or 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts or 1⁄4 cup bird seed or 1⁄4 cup crumbled bacon
- 1 cup stone ground white cornmeal (or more)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine fat, peanut butter, and "goodies" in a bowl.
- Mix together well.
- Gradually add cornmeal until the mixture becomes a stiff dough.
- Put a ball of this mixture in a suet "cage" feeder, on a pine cone,or an open tray feeder, just don't put it in a hopper-type feeder.