How to Make Suet Balls for Birds: A Step-by-Step Guide

Scott TaylorJuly 21, 2022
Do you want to keep the birds coming to your garden all winter long? If so, you need to know how to make suet balls for birds. Suet is a high-energy food that helps birds stay warm in the winter. It is made of animal fat and can be purchased at most pet and animal feed stores (including our website). In this blog post, we will show you how to make suet balls for birds using a few simple ingredients. Let's get started!

Step 1 - Gather Your Suet Ball Ingredients

First, you will need to gather your ingredients. You will need:

  • One cup of birdseed
  • One cup of all-purpose flour
  • One cup of water
  • One cup of lard or suet (you can also use peanut butter)
  • A mixing bowl
  • A spoon or spatula for stirring
  • A mold or container for shaping the balls
Note: The bird feed you choose to add is entirely up to you. You can use a simple wild bird seed mix or you could try blending your own by purchasing sunflower hearts, black sunflower seeds or even niger seed. What you add is really up to you and your birds!

Step 2 - Mix Your Ingredients

Next, you will need to mix the birdseed, flour, and water together in the bowl. Stir until everything is well combined. Then, add the lard or suet to the mixture and stir again until it is completely incorporated. The dough should be thick and sticky. If it is too dry, you can add a little more water.

Step 3 - Shape the Suet Balls

Now it's time to shape the balls. You can use your hands or a spoon to scoop out the dough and shape it into balls. If the dough is too sticky, you can wet your hands with water before shaping the balls. Once you have shaped all of the balls, place them on a plate or in a container and put them in the fridge to harden for an hour or so.

After they have hardened, your suet balls are ready to be eaten by the birds! You can hang them from a tree branch or place them in a bird feeder. The birds will love them and you will enjoy watching them eat! Thanks for reading.

We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy birding!