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i heard that bird seed will attract deer like crazy. has anyone tried it?

Question by coyote killer. Uploaded on May 05, 2010

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from seneca_slabs wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

My wife likes to feed the birds in the winter and we always have deer coming to it.

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Ya deer go crazy for bird seed.

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from BioGuy wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Bird seed will attract deer, especially if it has corn mixed in with it...but it's not a preferred food. They hit it hard when natural food isn't available, like during the winter or in places where deer populations have attained or surpassed carrying capacity and food is scarce.

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

I have never heard of deer eating bird seed but I don't know why they wouldn't. I think that BIOGUY says it pretty good.

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from squirrelgirl wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

yup they do, we give 'em a white salt lick, a water trough and a big ole bag of bird food. our neighbor runs a "guide" service and he gets all upset because he's killed deer on his property with bird seed in 'em.

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from santa wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

My wife and I have several parrots and I have found hoof prints where she throws out the "scrap" seeds. Most of the bird feeds have white proso as a base seed. It will sprout almost overnight and have nice tender green sprouts that attract grazing animals. Wild bird seed has a lot of black oil sunflower seeds which will attract many animals, but deer seem to prefer the grey strip sunflower seeds from the parrot food. Wild bird seed sometimes is heavy with milo, which most animals do not like. A mixture of grey strip sunflower seed, white proso and corn should work fine and attract doves also.

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from coyote killer wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

what kind of bird seed is it that they like? is it the black thisle seed? or just the lighter coloured stuff

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from MPN wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Probably any kind will do.

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

It is a great attractant for pretty much any animal.

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from seneca_slabs wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

My wife likes to feed the birds in the winter and we always have deer coming to it.

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Ya deer go crazy for bird seed.

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from BioGuy wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Bird seed will attract deer, especially if it has corn mixed in with it...but it's not a preferred food. They hit it hard when natural food isn't available, like during the winter or in places where deer populations have attained or surpassed carrying capacity and food is scarce.

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

I have never heard of deer eating bird seed but I don't know why they wouldn't. I think that BIOGUY says it pretty good.

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from squirrelgirl wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

yup they do, we give 'em a white salt lick, a water trough and a big ole bag of bird food. our neighbor runs a "guide" service and he gets all upset because he's killed deer on his property with bird seed in 'em.

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from santa wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

My wife and I have several parrots and I have found hoof prints where she throws out the "scrap" seeds. Most of the bird feeds have white proso as a base seed. It will sprout almost overnight and have nice tender green sprouts that attract grazing animals. Wild bird seed has a lot of black oil sunflower seeds which will attract many animals, but deer seem to prefer the grey strip sunflower seeds from the parrot food. Wild bird seed sometimes is heavy with milo, which most animals do not like. A mixture of grey strip sunflower seed, white proso and corn should work fine and attract doves also.

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from coyote killer wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

what kind of bird seed is it that they like? is it the black thisle seed? or just the lighter coloured stuff

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from MPN wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Probably any kind will do.

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

It is a great attractant for pretty much any animal.

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