3 Reasons for Winter Bird Feeding  - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store

You’re bundled up warm from head to toe, ready to greet the season’s snow… but, what about the birds? This pretty time is also the season during which backyard birds need your help the most. Check out these 3 reasons to feed the birds in Winter from Kaytee!

Top 3 Reasons:

  1. Natural Seed Sources Are Depleted In Winter Because many of the natural seed sources that birds prefer flower in summer, winter’s an especially tough time to find naturally-occurring food.
  2. Extra Feeding Helps Them Prepare For Spring Mating Over When birds have access to more nutrients in winter, the spring mating season will be more successful. Chicks will have healthier weights, and egg-laying will happen earlier.
  3. Food Types Are Limited & Birds Need Extra Calories In summer, backyard birds have a smorgasbord of foods to eat – insects, fruits, and abundant seeds. In winter, insects and fruits are nowhere to be found. While some birds migrate, the birds that don’t adjust their diet from fruit and insects to seeds.

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