A guide to healthy bird feeding
Follow these guidelines to help your birds stay safe and healthy:
• Provide multiple feeding stations in different areas of your yard. When birds crowd at feeders they can become stressed and more vulnerable to disease.
• Clean your feeders frequently.
• Keep seed fresh and dry.
• Regularly clean the area underneath your feeders. Ask us for tidy feeding solutions.
• Place feeders 10 to 12 feet from bushes so cats and other predators can't surprise birds at the feeders.
• Provide fresh water and clean your bird bath regularly.
• Always wash your hands after filling or cleaning your feeders.
If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back - frequently.
Source: Educational Resources-Keeping Birds Healthy
- What’s the best suet for Michigan wild birds? http://bit.ly/z7Eurx
- What can I feed the cardinals to make them redder? http://bit.ly/vn2HK3
- Feeding the birds will not make them "lazy," or "dependent." http://goo.gl/gCXCf
- Choosing the best bird seed http://goo.gl/jrpDX
- What seeds do wild birds eat? http://bit.ly/wKyQNB
- How can birds survive this cold weather? http://bit.ly/xbkaPP