About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

When to start feeding suet

I had a lot of people come in to the Wild Birds Unlimited store here in East Lansing this week and ask if it OK to put up suet now? Yes, Yes, Yes!!

Although it can be fed year-round, late summer and fall is a great time of the year to feed commercially prepared suet to wild birds. The high fat content helps birds grow new feathers and gives birds the boost in calories they need to survive the short daylight hours and long, cold nights. Birds are also out forming winter flocks and choosing which yard they want to spend the winter. Suet is wonderful for attracting tree-loving birds like woodpeckers, nuthatches, brown creepers, and chickadees.

The Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing store’s best seller is the peanut butter suet cake, which has only three ingredients: rendered beef fat, chopped peanuts and peanut butter. There are no filler ingredients! This is my favorite suet cake too. It has the highest fat and the highest protein for the birds. To repel squirrels and other mammals you can also use the straight beef suet cake or the hot pepper cake. Most mammals will leave those two cakes alone.

Related Articles:
- What birds eat suet? http://bit.ly/q2Sfje
- Can I make my own suet? http://bit.ly/rsc1JT
- How do I Attract Woodpeckers? http://bit.ly/o4CLqI
- Filling Up on Fatty Foods: http://bit.ly/ob0NIq 
- Can I feed suet year-round? http://bit.ly/I4Ow8l

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