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Wanted.....Fat Balls UPDATE

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KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 1 Jul 2013 20:10

Ones that don't melt and drip everywhere :-(

The birds like them and they cost a fortune to buy, I tried to make some last week, but they ended up a soggy mess.

Anyone else make their own fat balls???

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Jul 2013 20:13

Dont you just hate it when that happens?? drip drip :-(

Wend

Wend Report 1 Jul 2013 20:17

I did make fat balls once, but I don't know if I still have the recipe. I shall have to dig deep in me drawers and will let you know if I find anything :-D

*whispers* - poor girl can't even make fat balls. :-0

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 1 Jul 2013 20:17

It was terrible Mersey.............funny and sad at the same time :-(

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 1 Jul 2013 20:18

I found a lot of stale cereal and such in the back of the cupboard and made the birds a great porridge during the cold weather we had not so long back. I added lard bought especially for the purpose and stale cooking oil etc and they absolutely loved it, made a big pot every day even buying cheap oats to use when the stale stuff ran out.

Kitty, if you google, there should be lots of info on fat ball making, you can do it in old yogourt pots etc as moulds so you add a piece of string to hang them up with.

Lizx

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 1 Jul 2013 20:19

Oh heck Wends in her drawers again................how kind Wend. :-D

The poor birds got all lined up for the feast and one peck later...................splat !!!

Poor things :-(

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Jul 2013 20:33

me too

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 1 Jul 2013 20:34

Do you hang them in anything or just direct on a string?
I put them in a sort of wire mesh cylinder. Still reasonable access, but it holds them together better and longer.

Gwyn

Wend

Wend Report 1 Jul 2013 20:34

That's just cruelty imo :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Jul 2013 20:41

Sorry for my dirty mind but
i am so laughing at the title of this thread pmsl ;-) ;-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Jul 2013 20:42

me too :-D

Wend

Wend Report 1 Jul 2013 20:43

*Tuts* :-|

Island

Island Report 1 Jul 2013 20:45

I'm saying nothin' about Wend digging deep in her drawers for fat balls. Ooops! my norty keyboard :-0 :-D

I bought some fatballs in the Poond shop, they are in individual net bags but I put them in a metal mesh feeder and hung them in a sparse tree. Next day, feeder on ground, not a fat ball in site :-| Crows or hungry neighbour? They didn't have a chance to drip :-0

I await Wends recipe too :-D

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Jul 2013 20:45

Hmmmmm..........if i'd put up a thread like this it would get RR'd....... :-|

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Jul 2013 20:46

me too

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 1 Jul 2013 20:47

ROFOL here, what are you like Kitty???

You ought to ask Shaun on the Welsh thread, he makes his own and l think he uses squash bottle or smaller.....puts holes in the bottle and then puts sticks right through so the birdies can sit and eat: ;-) ;-) :-) :-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Jul 2013 20:47

Error itsnot all about you and your fat balls *tuts* :-D :-D

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Jul 2013 20:48

She's got large drawers Island..............could be a while...... ;-)

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Jul 2013 20:49

Sounds very painful Jude.............. :-S

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Jul 2013 20:49

me too