Kaytee 10lb Natures Bird Seed

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Kaytee 10lb Natures Bird Seed

When you have a big back yard, if you like wild life then the birds are a nice part of the beautiful scenery and “Who don’t love them?” especially in the middle of summer or winter. I can think of a lot of people who do not like them, … see full wiki

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Treat Your Feathered Friends To A Healthy Snack Purchase Kaytee 10lb Natures Bird Seed

  • Aug 10, 2011
When you have a big back yard, if you like wild life then the birds are a nice part of the beautiful scenery and “Who don’t love them?” especially in the middle of summer or winter. I can think of a lot of people who do not like them, especially the people whose houses get destroyed by all of those little sparrows, black birds and finches, you know the ones that like to hide in all of the small places. All of these types of small birds are very beautiful to watch but, like too cause havoc and will nest inside of the chimney, downspout corners, and up in the eaves of your house. This feed will draw a whole new breed of birds to your back yard. I have found a nice way to keep them out of the eaves and corners of your down spouts, and that is by purchasing some kind of feed that entices them to go elsewhere to eat and nest. I found this 10 pound bag of Kaytee Natures Defense wild bird food at my local Lowe’s home improvement store for less than ten dollars. The cost of this feed is a mere pittance when you think about the damage that these birds could cause if you don’t try and outsmart them. I prefer the 10 pound bags over the smaller ones myself, because of the ease of use when it comes to pouring the contents into the feeder, my feeder will hold the whole bag, and you are guaranteed to get a fresh supply of food every time that you purchase a new bag.

This feed has a lot of different ingredients and as of the date that I purchased this bag it had these ingredients inside of it. This includes white millet, cracked corn, milo, oil sunflower seed, flax seed, calcium carbonate, wheat, vegetable oil, ground Chinese star anise, zinc amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, dried yeast, dried saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation soluble, dried enterococcus faecium product, dried lactobacillus fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, ginger extract, Echinacea extract, beta-carotene, vitamin A supplement, ascorbic acid, garlic, vitamin D3 supplement. This is also manufactured in a plant that manufactures peanuts and other tree nuts.
Guaranteed Analysis
This seed is a minimum of 10% crude protein, a minimum of 22% of crude fat, and a maximum of 38% of crude fiber, moisture maximum of 12%, manganese minimum of 50 ppm, zinc minimum of 50 ppm, selenium minimum of 0.25 ppm, vitamin A minimum of 50,000 IU/kg, beta-carotene minimum of 100 mg/kg, ascorbic acid minimum of 55 mg, vitamin D3 minimum of 18,000 IU/kg, vitamin E minimum of 75 IU/kg, lactobacillus acidophilus 110 million CFU, saccharomyces cerevisiae 198 million cells.

I have found that this feed is not squirrel proof, they will eat anything, but the only way that you can help is by purchasing the proper type of feeder. This will help you keep them healthy and coming around for quite a while. This type of unique bird food will attract several different varieties of birds. These birds have a very sensitive immune system and if we don't help them out then they will not be here for us to enjoy. We have noticed an abundance of healthy birds flocking to our feeders since we have been feeding them this bird food.

 If you try and hang them five feet above the ground and out on the ends of the lower hanging branches, this will help. I have seen for myself the destructive power of a hungry squirrel. They will spin until they get dizzy and fall off of this feeder, but they are also very persistent in their efforts. I have seen them climb up the little tree that I have hung my feeder in, they sit right above the feeder on the branch where it is attached. Then after a few tense moments, the squirrel will stretch out as far as he can, all this to try and reach the feeder. When that does not work, he will slide down the wire that holds the feeder in place, all the while he is in the upside down position, when he finally reaches the feeder he reaches his paw inside where these little tasty treats awaits him.

A lot of this ill gotten booty, will fall to the ground where all of the morning doves and other smaller birds will accumulate and peck at the ground below. If you do not clean up the ground at least once a month then it is possible that weeds will start to grow. The other thing is that you should clean your feeder after each time that you need to fill it up. Plus while it is good to give the birds the proper healthy food it is also important that you have a nice sanitary place for them to get fresh water, such as a bird bath or sprinkler. This feed says that it will attract several different types of birds(18 to 20) different types, for instance there are Cardinals, chickadees, blue Jays, and nuthatches to name a few. But, after watching this for a season I have even seen doves and even yellow finches and more, snacking on this feed. After a while, when you get discouraged and frustrated with the squirrels, and you start to slow down on feeding the birds, this is when the squirrels take matters into their own hands. They will be persistent in their hunt for food and will do a sit and spin routine on your feeder, until they get the top open where they can proceed to try and knock the feed to the ground.

After awhile, this plastic feeding container becomes a toy for the squirrels and dogs to play with. I have been using this feed for a while and I have won several battles against the squirrels but, what I did not expect to have happen is when the birds sit on their perches the peck away at the plastic parts, makes the holes a lot bigger and the feed will eventually all fall out. The little birds will eventually do some damage that cannot be repaired, but that just shows you how much that they love the feed that you are using. You will need to make sure that you get a feeder that fills from the top, because the feed is so small and will fall all over the place, so if I were you, I would decide to get one of these types of large and square type feed holders, and I would hang this low enough that you will have access to the top. If you do not leave enough room to be able to fill it, then you will have to detach your feeder from the limb each that you will need to refill the feeder. If you have a lot of birds and squirrels they can do some hefty damage to this 6 pound bag in only a few days.

Even though this feed is inexpensive, it can still cost you a lot of money if you have a lot of squirrels in your area. All of the animals that you are going to be feeding are going to try and tear into your feeder to get at this feed. That is how well it attracts wildlife. The animals will test you, in every way shape and form, but I guess that is the price that you have to pay, to see the wild beauty come to you in your own front yard. This is the job that this feed will do for you, but it will only last you for a little while, so do not expect it to last forever; these critters will make sure of that. I am here to tell you that this stuff is guaranteed to attract something even if you are not used to seeing anything come into your yard. Five stars for the price and the way that this brings wildlife into your life. As long as you remember to clean the feeder and give fresh water and feed all the time even in the winter, you will always see an abundance of different varieties of healthy birds. One other important thing should be looked into is give the birds protection and shade like bushes and trees offer while eating on those windy and stormy days.

Treat Your Feathered Friends To A Healthy Snack Purchase Kaytee 10lb Natures Bird Seed

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