Originally Posted by Constance
If you have used bacon grease, you can freeze it in small margarine containers and put it out for the birds in the winter. If you mix it with birdseed, so much the better.
The wild birds need that fat to keep warm in cold weather.
Yeah, that's what I was going to suggest. That's basically what those "suet" balls are that you can get at garden/nature stores. Birds love and need that fat/protein mix.
I used to make little bird feeders by collecting some giant pinecones (you know the big ones that are like the size of a fist) and covering it with a thick layer of bacon grease (or all natural, no additive) peanut butter and then rolling it in bird seed. You then hang a strong string from the top and hang from branches for the birds.