Homemade Suet Cakes for Chickens
The Prairie Homestead
1 ½ cups
melted tallow, lard, or meat drippings
unsalted sunflower seeds (in the shell)
dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, chopped apples, etc)
whole grains (scratch mix, whole wheat, or millet are ideal)
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Line a nine-by-five inch loaf pan (or any similar sized pan) with parchment paper, foil, or plastic wrap. Mix the seeds, fruit, and grains together, and place in the pan.
Cover the dry ingredients completely with the liquid fat. You may need to mash everything around with a fork to make sure there are no air bubbles.
Allow to harden completely. You can speed up this process by sticking it in the refrigerator for a while.
Remove it from the pan by lifting up on the liner to pop it out. You can cut it into several pieces, or feed the whole thing at once.
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