Homemade Bird Food - 2 Tasty Recipes
This very easy and much cheaper version of homemade bird food, I feel is better than store bought, and you will attract many beautiful birds to your backyard, with less filler.
Sunflower Seeds Unsalted in the Shell
Below are 2 recipes, one is a simple recipe that you can make very quickly, and then the next one is a more detailed recipe..
Either one is great for your fine feathered friends... You can enjoy creating homemade bird food that is safe and healthy for them. Your friends and family will want to know your secret bird food recipes!
You can find many of these items in grocery stores but you can also find them online at Amazon and get them delivered to your door.
1. Simple Wild Bird Food:
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cracked corn
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (homemade peanut butter is even better.. click Peanut butter recipe page or use what you have in the house)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl..
and then press the mixture into a suet feeder, or you can use a small string bag, but personally I fear them getting tangled in the string bags, a suet feeder I feel is better, and you can get them in pet stores or online at Amazon.. SUET BIRD FEEDERS
They look like little cages, some are bigger than others, that the birds land on and pick through the holes.. and you can hang this from a tree or your feeder.
or you can simply roll them into balls and place on the feeder, the larger birds will enjoy that too!
2. Premium Wild Bird Food - This is the Ultimate Homemade Bird Food Recipe!
If you have the time, try and make this great homemade premium bird food..it does take more ingredients, but the birds will flock to your yard and spread the word about the great party buffet you are offering!
1 pound striped sunflower seeds, hulls still on.
1 pound black oil sunflower seeds, hulls still on..
1 pound raw peanuts
1 pound dark raisins, dried blueberries, apples or other dried fruits chopped..
1 pound cracked corn
1 small carton live mealworms (can purchase in pet shops or online see below)
You will attract all kinds of birds quickly!
You can get these online at Amazon and then you don't have to try and source them at your local pet food stores. They will be delivered to you!
LIVE MEALWORMS FOR BIRDS, REPTILES AND FISH!
store the mealworms in the fridge according to the package instructions.
Spread one or two scoops of the seed mixture onto a tray or platform type feeder and sprinkle with fresh mealworms... this is an amazing treat for your backyard feathered friends!
Platform Bird Feeder
This way many larger birds can enjoy the special treats especially since you will be spreading live mealworms on their dinner, this will be the best backyard party yet!
You can get these styles of bird feeders online in Amazon . Just click the link.
PLATFORM BIRD FEEDER
fridge until you use them..
Homemade bird food, is much better than some of the commercially
bought bird food (in my opinion!) it is usually high priced, and tends to have a
lot of filler the birds don't like. This tends to build up around the feeder and you end up with a mess in the spring.
So try making your own, and your little backyard friends will