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Basic Bird Seed Mix

Basic Bird Seed Mix

Many birds start to migrate in mid-August, and the demand for nourishment increases at this time. Not only are birds hungrier at this time of year, but as fall draws near, both migrant and non-migrant birds will establish their winter feeding territory. There is no better time than now to establish your yard as a bird banquet for the winter!

Here is simple, easy recipe for a basic bird seed mix, to get you started.

Basic Bird Mix
50 percent sunflower seed
35 percent white proso millet
15 percent cracked corn

Combine the seed, millet, and corn in a large container. Store in a dry trash can or storage can with a tight-fitting lid. This mixture can be offered in a tube, hopper, or platform feeder.

Black oil sunflower seed is a great choice because it is higher in calories.

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12:53AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Why am I reading this, I don't have a bird :)

4:33AM PST on Jan 20, 2013


12:39AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

I make my own bird seed mix because often the real ones are dry and bad in my country

3:21PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Sounds good enough for me to eat....Thank you for this information!

3:02PM PDT on Oct 22, 2012


10:37AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Thanks, can't wait to put this together for the feathered cuties outside!

4:22AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012


8:03AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Interesting and noted

9:25AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

good to know

4:48AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012


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