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June 21, 2013


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Sandy Simpson

If you provide egg shells from raw eggs, here's how to do it so it's safe for the birds: Boil the shells for 10 minutes to kill the pathogens. Then crush into small pieces. They need calcium, especially during the breeding season, as The Zen Birdfeeder stated above!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Moms are so smart, aren't they, Margaret?


Yup - my Mom, who grew up on a farm, told me that they always fed the eggshells back to the chickens...

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.