Suet Feeding Tips
Suet is a wonderful, rich, high energy food for birds that can be offered in your yard all year long, even in the summer!
How to offer suet in your yard
Offering suet is about the best way to attract a wide variety of birds to your yard. You can offer it in many ways. The most common way is to offer suet is with a suet cage (similar to the one we offer in our variety pack). You can hang or attach the cage to just about anything you like. Hang it from a tree limb, attach it to a tree trunk, hang from a Sheppard’s hook, attach or hang from your fence, or just about any other way you can think of. The possibilities are really endless! You can choose to have just one feeder or have multiple feeding stations (we offer 10 suet cakes at a time in our yard. Yes, we are a little obsessed).
Types of suet
Suet comes in many different forms. The most popular is the suet cake, of which NePo Suet offers many varieties. There are also suet plugs that can be offered in a variety of feeders. There are suet logs that have predrilled holes in them and you just put the suet plugs into the holes. There is also what we call, Suet Crumbles. These are just like regular suet, made with the same ingredients but are packaged a little different. These crumbles are great if you don't have a traditional suet cage, or you want to offer suet to your ground feeding birds or in a tray or fly-thru feeder.
Where to offer suet in your yard
As we said before, you can hang a suet feeder from just about anywhere. Try new ways and new places. Try hanging them high and low (the best height seems to be between 4-7 feet above the ground). Offer suet in a variety of feeders. Try different flavors. Don't be afraid to experiment a little to see what works best in your yard. If you notice that birds don't seem to be flocking to your suet, try moving it to a different spot in your yard. In our experience, if you offer suet in your yard, the birds will come. Our backyard birds couldn't care less where we hang the suet or what type of feeder we use. They want the suet and they will find it no matter where we put it!
If you have any suet feeding tips that you would like to share, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what has worked for you!