Making Homemade Treats and Seed Blends
It is easy to make homemade treats by adding seeds, peanut bits, and raisins to peanut butter (a favorite of a great variety of birds) or to melted suet. While commercial seed blends can be effective, less expensive blends often have substantial filler that birds don’t eat. You get what you pay for.
Make your own seed blend using black-oil sunflower seeds along with some combination of safflower seeds, white millet, cracked corn, and peanut hearts. This results in a blend with no filler.
These are general suggestions meant to provide a starting point for feeding birds. Give them a try, and go with what works best for your location.
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