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Why You Should Start Putting Uncooked Oats In Your Bird Feeder
Creating a bird-friendly environment in your backyard can be a rewarding experience. For a tasty treat that birds will find irresistible, look no further than ordinary oats.
Uncooked oats are nutrient-rich, offering slow-release carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as B vitamins, zinc, and magnesium. Plus, they are easily digestible.
To incorporate raw oats into your bird-feeding routine, simply mix some uncooked oats with other seeds and grains to create a balanced and nutritious food mix.
Another option is to DIY a suet block to feed your outdoor bird friends with oats and other goodies. This will create an engaging and natural feeding experience.
To prevent mold and harmful bacteria from attacking the feed, store the oats in a cool, dry place away from any moisture. Also, make sure to clean and refill the feeder regularly.