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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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keeping the birds fed

not sure about everyone else but feeding the birds is getting expensive. last time i got feed at the feed mill it cost me about 50 dollars. that got me about 70 pounds of my mix that i use. black oil, striped sunflower, and cracked corn. birds really clean this up. so do the deer if they can reach the feeders. i get ear corn for them. hows everyone else doing?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:17 PM
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Re: keeping the birds fed

I think my wife feeds more treerat's than birds.
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Yes sir I have a small galvanized trash can on my porch I give the birds a cup everyday, I mix a bag of wild mix and a bag of sunflower. plus throw out a few peanut for the squirrels.
My granddad use to tell me "Boy when you ain't shootin the critters you should be feedin them"
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Re: keeping the birds fed

Everything is getting more expencsive so, for me, it's a trade off: money buys me the pleasure of watching the birds. I just wish I could discurage the squirrels.

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I put corn out for the squirrels....but it was free
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Re: keeping the birds fed

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Yes sir I have a small galvanized trash can on my porch I give the birds a cup everyday, I mix a bag of wild mix and a bag of sunflower. plus throw out a few peanut for the squirrels.
My granddad use to tell me "Boy when you ain't shootin the critters you should be feedin them"
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Re: keeping the birds fed

I feed black sunflower seeds and thistle seeds and they are hiting it hard.



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Re: keeping the birds fed

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I feed black sunflower seeds and thistle seeds and they are hiting it hard.
Same here. I noticed that when the government started pushing using corn to make ethanol, the pirce of sunflower seed went up. I used to pay about 20 bucks for a 50 pound bag. Now, it's about 26.

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 PM
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Re: keeping the birds fed

Black Oil Sunflower sunflower seeds for all the birds.

Shelled corn for the deer, turkeys, rabbits, and squirrels.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:45 PM
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Re: keeping the birds fed

The birds here too are hitting the Black Sunflower seeds hard plus 2 or 3 squirrels. Also have some cakes out; the cakes used to be 99 cents, now they're around $1.20 or so, and they're also smaller than they used to be.
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