Hummingbird nectar can be easily made at home saving you time and money. Another way to save is to check out our hummingbird feeders!
Mix four parts water to one part white sugar, boil for one to two
Then just let it cool before refilling the feeder.
keep your feeder clean.
Do not use
honey; it promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.
Do not use
artificial sweeteners; they have no nutritional value.
Avoid red food
seem to prefer home made suet to store bought.Save the forms your store bought suet came in for your home made
suet.You can also use pie pans, shallow
square pans or cupcake papers as forms.Then just cut it fit your suet feeder.Store the extras in the freezer.
to keep your bird feeders clean by using a bleach solution every so often. When
you clean your feeders, make sure they are completely dry before putting back
out and filling with suet.
Here are a few different recipes to try.
Sharon Smith's Sure-fire Suet Mix
SOOOOOO easy to make, and my birds love it...from woodpeckers to chickadees
to thrashers to sparrows.
1 part peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 part shortening
1 part flour
3 parts cornmeal
1 part cracked corn
I also add black oil sunflower seeds and/or
2 cups chunky peanut butter and 2 cups of lard. Add 4 cups oatmeal, 4 cups cornmeal, 1/3 cup flour,
and 1 Tablespoon sugar. Mix everything together. Place in forms. Freeze. It’s that easy. Pull out of
freezer when ready to use. This recipe makes about 6-7 forms worth of suet.
Melt 1 cup
lard and 1 cup peanut butter together.Stir until blended.In a large
bowl, mix 1 cup yellow cornmeal and 1 cup sugar. Then, pour in the melted
lard and peanut butter.Next, start
adding 3 cups of oatmeal a little at a time until it is too stiff to stir.
The "suet" should be thick. Add extra oats if it is not thick
enough.Pour the mixture into your
forms, cool in refrigerator or freezer. Cut into the proper shape for your
1 cup peanut
butter 1 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup shelled peanuts 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup corn meal 1/2 cup cracked corn
Mix all together. Feel free to add in a little bit
of bird seed as an added bonus!
Bluebird Suet Receipe
Melt 1 cup lard and 1 cup peanut butter together.
Stir in 1 cup sugar, then 1 cup cornmeal, then 1 cup old fashioned
The mixture should be thick.You can add more cornmeal or oatmeal if needed.