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Easy Way To Help Nesting Birds

Easy Way To Help Nesting Birds

By early spring, the natural food sources for birds will be very

Birds that have over-wintered will be in need of any food
they can find, and those that are migrating will find few sources of
food as they pass through the area.

Birds nest and lay eggs in the spring, and the females’ requirement for
calcium is high right before they lay their eggs.

You can help out the female birds nesting in your area: Chicken (and
other) egg shells are rich in calcium, so save and crush the shells of
eggs you use. Here is how the experts suggest you provide the shells to
the birds.

The safest and easiest way to provide calcium to the birds is to grind up the egg shells and stir them into cornmeal. Sprinkle the cornmeal/calcium mix around the feeders, on a platform if available.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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5:03PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thanks for the info.

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4:34PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Good idea!

7:19AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:48AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you :)

2:05AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Thanks Annie :)

7:08AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thank you for letting me know. I LOVE my birds (otherwise known as Cat TV out the front window) and I am thankful to be able to help them out whenever possible.

4:35AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Thanks Annie.

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