The first feeder i made was from a small log i had in my woodpile. Peanut delight suet plugs (4 pack) = $2.39 this is about $0.60 per plug.
Freeze for at least an hour before use.
Homemade suet feeder directions. That made it a little lighter to lift up to the feeder. There are quite a lot of ideas around which use baked bird seeds, making it easier to hang them around the garden. Spoon mixture into the ice cube tray.
Twist the wire as shown to make a loop connecting the two sides of the feeder. Store extra homemade suet in the mold (wrapped or in plastic bags) or layered with wax paper until ready to use. I drilled a bunch of 1.5 and 2 inch holes in it and filled it with some commercial suet that i was using at the time.
When you get to the top, trim the wire. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Carefully remove the solid suet from the containers and feed the birds.
Repeat this process for the other sides of the feeder. And there you have it, a homemade suet bird feeder that is ready to put in your feeder and ready for the birds to start nibbling on. 6 cups of cornmeal, 5 cups of flour.
Freeze for one to two hours and place in your suet feeder! It was about 18 inches long and partially rotted. Gently melt the fat in a saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time.
Poke a hole in the bottom of your container and thread a piece of knotted twine through the hole to serve as a hanger. That made it a little lighter to lift up to the feeder. Put on a tray feeder, in a suet cage, or in a tin can.
Not recommended for outdoor temperatures above 50 degrees. The first feeder i made was from a small log i had in my woodpile. Total it cost $11.92 to make my batch of suet and that made me 53 plugs which totals to about $0.22 per plug.
You can also add some unsalted ground nuts to. With a few simple hand tools, you can transform that piece of wood into a feeder the birds will love. If you make the whole recipe and have too much, it freezes very well.
First attach the suet hanger to your feeder so that the weight of the feeder is balanced and the feeder hangs level horizontally. I lined it up towards the top, just underneath the roof, and screwed it in from the outside. Or $19.88 per batch of homemade suet!
Tie each end with a simple overhand knot, and the suet feeder is ready for the birds. Cartons that milk and juice are sold in, and some dry goods as well. Make sure there are no sharp edges protruding by bending the tip of the wire between the two sides of the feeder as best you can.
It’s easy to make or bake bird feeder using suet and bird seed. They don’t even leave anything behind, so that’s a plus. Technically, you could call these homemade bird feeders out of wood a suet plug feeder.
If i bought 53 plugs at this price it would cost $31.80. However, note, i had to change some screw positions to make it safe as a couple poked through the drilled holes. This one is quite simple for beginners.
Foil and plastic plates and containers of all sizes and shapes. You can also pack the suet into half an orange or grapefruit peel and simply put the halves out on a feeding platform. It was about 18 inches long and partially rotted.
All plastic bottles, pop, water, juice, milk, syrup. Keep in mind, a covered feeder is best, as it lets the birds take a small break from the elements. Combine the shortening and nut butter in a separate bowl and melt.
Thread the ends of the cable through both holes in the top plate. Place containers into the freezer overnight. Spoon into molds or pans and press to remove air.
That's a savings of $0.38 per plug. I drilled a bunch of 1.5 and 2 inch holes in it and filled it with some commercial suet that i was using at the time. Mounting a homemade suet log bird feeder.
Pack the suet into the crevices of pine cones and hang in the trees in your yard. Melt the lard and peanut butter together, then add the cornmeal and flour to the melted peanut butter and lard. Continue winding the wire all the way up the side.