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what are you feeding woodpeckers?
I have suet available (their favorite flavor seems to be the peanut one) as well as a large 'bug cake' which is made up of mealworms & sunflower chips held together by gelatin. The woodpeckers also love whole peanuts, so we usually add some of those to the seed mix in the platform feeder.
 
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Me, I have a suet block hanging, the small woodpeckers seem to like that, the larger ones love the shelled peanut feeder I hung up.
bluejaysn nuthatches, woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice all love picking out peanuts.
They love suet. I also put out Fruit and Nut bird food. Another of their favorites.
 

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Decided to take a snowy hike this morning. Starting to get tired of winter, so this may be the last wintry hike I take this season. It was a nice one, though!

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Of course, I had to visit the new prairie restoration again (seeded in mid-December).
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Is there such a thing as deer feed?
Well, they sure like to feed on my young trees I planted a couple years back. Every summer, the trees grow above the cage height, and every winter the deer eat them back down. Not sure my trees will ever get any taller.
 
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corn . apples, salt bricks. Deer will go for just about anything especially dead of winter
 

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According to what I found on the net it says:
Do not feed deer a corn diet. A deer's digestive system is complex, and corn happens to be one of the worst types of food for them. Unfortunately, many deer end up extremely sick or dead because animal lovers believe that corn is good for deer. When deer are offered a sudden supply of corn, they aren't able to adjust to the high carbohydrate diet, and they end up dying.
 
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The hunters all put out corn but i doubt they care about the health of the animal only what will attract them . who knew. thanks jw.
 

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found this. Tractor Supply ut is it good for them ?
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Looking at the picture it seems to be mostly corn, so based on the article j.w linked, I'd have to say not very good for them.
 
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I read somewhere that you should trim mass planted tees way down so they can eat the new growth that comes up from them. I'm wondering if perhaps they should not be fed by us w/bagged food. Let them eat what is natural to them.
 

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I’ll bet the deer would give you the middle hoof On that comment. Lol


i fixed this bird felder, it was prob a deer who stepped in it and broke it, I put mesh wire under the window screen. I’m ready to feed, but not sure what food.
 

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This article has a couple of suggestions on brands -


They make a few other suggestions as well (goat chow, etc...)
 
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your winter is prettier than mine, back yard is flooded in spite of 2 french drains, one sump driven. The area around the sump is fairly dry but I'll bet 2 inches of water in the yard
 
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Last night 4 Does were eating by my pond. It’s hard to see 2 we’re by the salt lick too
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