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franksolich:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=294x2553

Oh man.

Incredibly, franksolich, desperately looking for a bonfire of interest, ends up in the bird forum on Skins's island.


--- Quote ---shireen  (1000+ posts)     Fri Jun-19-09 02:25 PM
Original message
 
question about using ham fat for bird food

Hi ... i recently ordered a really lovely ham that had thick layers of fat. I've been saving this fat in the freezer, hoping to make some wildbird "suet" cakes for a friend who has feeders.

- First of all, is it safe to use this fat?
- I was thinking of rendering it in a pan, then adding some cornmeal or other grains. After it cools, cut it into pieces and freeze it.
- Should i save these cakes in the freezer till winter? Or will it go rancid?
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--- Quote ---Inchworm  (1000+ posts)        Mon Jun-22-09 01:01 PM
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1. I do this as well

I'm pretty sure I read up on it at the time and found it safe, but get other opinions as well.

Here is the best picture I can find. I could NOT find original ingredient list, but I do remember it was rendered pig. Seems like I used fatback and the cut stuff from butcher.

Apologies for the beer. I was celebrating.

after which a photograph of a can of Budweiser beer, with food-faddist products in the background

The woodpeckers and small birds love it! They enjoy it for 3-4 days until the squirrels find it and eat it.
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JohnnyReb:
DUmmies know zero about hog fat........add it to a pot of beans, greens....anything and it taste so much better. Who would waste perfectly good hog fat on birds?

BadCat:
Ham fat has too much salt for birds.
That DUmmy will be a serial bird killer.

Chris:

--- Quote from: BadCat on June 24, 2009, 09:47:58 AM ---Ham fat has too much salt for birds.
That DUmmy will be a serial bird killer.

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Not to mention the chemicals that get used in the preservation process. 

Why do DUmmies want birds to suffer?

mamacags:
I never thought of the salt content of the ham fat. :thatsright:  I was going to say why couldn't you use ham fat.  My dog ate a whole cake of suet once and fed the birds with her special birdseed poopies for days. :cheersmate:

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