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Feeding the birds in the snow laden states.

Feeding the birds is a very popular activity, especially with the elderly.

Once we start we need to continue as you make the birds dependent on your generosity.

Here in Minnesota with snow blanketing the entire ground one thing that birds need is grit.

With the snow on the ground it can be hard for the birds to find the grit they need.

Birds need grit to help break down what they eat.


2 way to help the birds is one to have a small container close to the grit feed...or..you can mix a small amount with the seed.

Most any store that carries pet supplies will also have grit for them.  Farm stores also.

Keep enjoying the birds and give them that little extra that they need to stay healthy


Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • December 10 2017 02:31PM


William, feeding the birds is a rewarding thing... it doesn't freeze here and we don't get much rain in the winter so we also keep a bird bath filled with fresh water. Fun to watch those birds splish and splash!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 3 years ago

Good morning, William Feela my children have many bird feeders.... specific for a variety of birds.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 3 years ago

Hmm, I thought all of the birds flew to Arizona or Florida and that is why we call them snow birds, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 3 years ago

I think birds in my area do not migrate because we have plenty of bird feeders that we keep fully stocked, even in the winter.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) about 3 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing your bird feeding tips.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

My yard has become a testament to the feeding chain.  If I put out a bird feeder, my cats look upon it as fishermen do when putting a worm on the hook to fish.  If I put fish in my pond, the raccoons, opposums and skunks look to it as a feeding bowl.  I've given up on the bird feeder, and stocking my pond with gold fish.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

I enjoy geeding the birds but ou are right, once you start you need to keep feeding

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 3 years ago

Good advice Bill, feeding the birds can be a very soothing hobby and I look forward to doing more of it when I slow down.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 3 years ago