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Old Wednesday 13th January 2010, 09:33   #1
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how to make fat balls

anyone make up there own recipie for fat balls .i am thinking of making them because the shop is costing 50c each and they are not to big.thankyou.
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I use one third beef dripping, whizzed up peanuts, and feeder seed.

I use a 2 pint milk carton as a mould with a hanging stick pushed in whilst its still soft.

Pour the melted dripping in small amounts and add the other ingredents a bit at a time giving it a plunge with the handle of a wooden spoon to make sure its well mixed. Push in the hanging stick. Then just leave to set and remove the mould and hay presto hanging fat feeder.

You must watch the tempreture of the beef dripping tho....just melted is what you want...not hot enough to fry chips!!!

Works every time!


Sorry Kenny i wasnt paying attention to your post for fat balls Make the same mix in a big bowl and wait untill it is starting going firm then quickly roll each one out by hand.....job done!
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thankyou dafi,i shall give it a try
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Hi mate

I do things slightly different, I use Suet or Lard warm it up in the microwave add some porridge oats to firm it up a little, various seeds and nuts table scraps and pretty much anything else i think they will like.
Apple has been good at the minute also peanut butter is a firm fave, Place into freezer till firm enough to roll into balls cakes sausages what ever go'es!

No recipe every batch is different lol

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thanks karpman,i'll try that method out ,yes they like porridge esp the blackbirds @ thrushes.

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Kenny; Loads of discussion around this subject Here.
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Hi mate

I do things slightly different, I use Suet or Lard warm it up in the microwave add some porridge oats to firm it up a little, various seeds and nuts table scraps and pretty much anything else i think they will like.
Apple has been good at the minute also peanut butter is a firm fave, Place into freezer till firm enough to roll into balls cakes sausages what ever go'es!

No recipe every batch is different lol

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yes thanks ditch,some good ideas i better get the apron on.
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