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June 25, 2004

Bulked Up

I finally broke down and bought the big enormous bags of bird seed. After this morning, I didn't have any choice. There's just too many birds, now – all of the babies from the ducks/pigeons have grown up, and now they are EATING MACHINES.

Last week I spent $25 on 30 pounds of various seeds (which I blend together for my own special mix)(stop laughing). The food was gone by last night. Today I spent $30 on 75 pounds of food (40-lb of wild bird seed, 20-lb of cracked corn, 15-lb of songbird mix). This batch should last until mid-July. If that holds true I will have cut my costs to feed these freaks by 40%.

After PetsMart I went to Wal-Mart and bought a 19-gallon washtub thing in which to put the seed. Then I painstakingly mixed the three bags, using a wooden dowel as a stirrer and my beloved Looney Toons mug to portion out the seeds to get just the right blend (three cups wild/two cups corn/one cup songbird - STIR!). I'm storing it in my utility closet:

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For perspective reference, the litter box beside the bird seed container is one of those GIGANTIC models. I'd say the bird seed tub is about up to my knee.

Posted by Highwaygirl on June 25, 2004 10:28 AM to the category Animals

You will eventually have to stop feeding them. They will leave and fly away. Keep this in mind.

Also keep in mind that at least half of these babies will return to your little piece of heaven next year, since they have a stable food suply. They will also have babies. Think your feed bill is expensive now? Just wait.

Think of all the candles that you can't buy because your are buying bird feed!

Posted by: mike at June 26, 2004 07:16 AM
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