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Soak Up Your Bacon Grease With Rolled Oats and Feed it to the Birds

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Birds love bacon fat! Don’t pour it down the sink or waste paper towels putting it in the trash!

My family loves bacon (pasture-raised and organic, of course), so we always have tons of bacon grease leftover in our pans.

We pour most of it into a mason jar in the fridge to use for frying potatoes and such, but we typically have more than we care to consume ourselves, and end of using gobs of paper towels to wipe the remainder off of our baking sheets, as we don’t want to clog up our plumbing washing it down the drain.

But then I heard saw this brilliant idea on the internet… soak up excess grease with rolled oats for a delicious, nutritious treat for the birds.

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Not only will it attract a variety of wild birds for viewing, you can feed it to your chickens and other domesticated birds as well!

Don’t let Big Ag fool you, birds are not vegetarians! They love meat and fat and even their own eggs. Of course, the more organic, the better.

Birds are in their greatest need of animal fat in the fall and winter when their natural food sources have dwindled, according to The Spruce, which provides recipes for making bird seed treats out of suet (beef fat) and bacon grease.

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