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Testing Seed For Germination

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The bird seed growing areas in eastern Australia have been badly affected by drought for the past two years. Stocks of seed are low and good quality seed is hard to get. Always test your seed when you purchase it to determine the germination percentage. Old seed of poor germination ability is obviously not as […]

Sprouting Seed For Siskins

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

This time of year the siskins both red and yellow are well into the breeding season and sprouting seed is an important part of the diet especially when feeding young. I use a mix of 40% grey striped sunflower, 40% safflower and 20% niger. These 3 seeds sprout at the same time as each other […]

Seeding Grasses – Quick and easy bird nutrition

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

An easy way to boost the health of your finches is to feed them a diet full of fresh foods. Seeding grasses are very prevalent at this time of year and should be fed as often as possible to your birds. I am in the process of developing an area devoted to growing grasses, especially […]

Feeding finches through Winter

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

These notes are for the area i live in which is classed as a subtropical climate and obviously things that grow here may not grow at the same time in other colder or warmer areas, but try it anyway. Winter is the worst time for finches as they are very tender at this time of […]

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