Tag Archives: home made bird food

Bird Cake Recipe

Bird cake  / fatballs are very good all year round for birds, but especially in the winter.

It’s  easy to buy fatballs but they are easy to make as well.  It just takes a little bit of time.

ONE WAY TO MAKE A FATBALL

With this receipe it needs to be –

  • one third fat and

  • two thirds should be the food mixture

Melt some lard.  Then add any or all of the following

  • Oatmeal

  • cheese

  • seeds

  • nuts

  • dried fruit

It very simple you just –

  • Mix fat and food mixture together

  • Put it in a container to set

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A bird meal in minutes

When using fat to bind bird food it’s no good using vegetable oil.  It needs to be lard / fat.

I know there are a lot of ways to make fat balls / bird cake.  If you have a recipe let me know

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Recycle your scraps

I sometimes recycle my kitchen scraps and put them out as birdfood instead of throwing them in the bin

  • Stale cake,
  • Suet,
  • Bacon rind (chopped up small)
  • Appple cores
  • Ham fat

I’ve been baking and have a bit of pastry left over so I’ll add that to the list

  • Pastry

I know there are a lot more scraps that can be fed to birds, but just can’t think at the moment.  Will add more later – please let me know what scraps you put out.