Recent Blog Posts

  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    May 15, 2018
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2017
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    May 1, 2017
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • Safe Feeding Options for Wild Birds

    March 1, 2017
    For some feeding wild birds is more than just a hobby, it’s therapeutic. Birds are beautiful creatures with wonderful voices. They cannot only bring color to your life but peacefulness as well.
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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 15, 2017
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    December 1, 2016
    Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.
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  • Three Helpful Tips for Birdhouse Placement

    August 15, 2016
    You’ve either just built a birdhouse or you bought one and now you’d like to know where to put it to attract the birds. Here are three tips on positioning your birdhouse.
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  • Tips for Placing Your Hummingbird Feeder

    June 15, 2016
    A hummingbird feeder can bring great joy and amazing hummingbird activity to your backyard, but you need to position the feeder properly so you don't miss an instant of the action. Where should you put your hummingbird feeder?
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    May 1, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    November 15, 2015
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • 5 Tips to Attract Orioles

    August 1, 2015
    Orioles are popular and distinct backyard birds, but they can also be difficult to attract because of their unique preferences. Backyard birders who know how to make their yard oriole-friendly, however, will be rewarded with these beautiful birds all summer long.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 1, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 15, 2015
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

    January 1, 2015
    A Christmas tree is more than a Christmas tree if you recycle it to help wild birds after the holidays. There are several ways you can turn this ultimate Christmas decoration into the ultimate assistance for birds once you are ready to take it down.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    August 15, 2014
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    July 15, 2014
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • How to Care for New Chicks

    May 1, 2014
    More and more hobbyists each year are interested in raising a small flock of chickens in their backyards or on a small farm. Most owners know that the brooding period, a chicken's first 8 to 10 weeks of life, is crucial, but what's the best way to get your flock off to a good start?
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  • April Farm & Equine Newsletter

    April 1, 2014
    Check out Agway's April Farm & Equine Newsletter. Learn the importance of Equine Nutrition and Guidelines for Life stages as well as helpful tips on How to Care for New Chicks! Be sure to check out Southern States coupon for savings on horse feed. Click here to view newsletter in full.
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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 1, 2014
    The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    December 1, 2013
    Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 1, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • How Birds Migrate

    September 15, 2013
    Depending on the species, birds may migrate hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of miles every year.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding

    May 15, 2013
    Spring is the perfect time to feed backyard birds: migrating birds returning to their northern ranges need to replenish their energy after a long journey, and resident birds raising families have hungry nestlings to feed.
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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 15, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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