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How to Feed Uncooked Oatmeal to Wild Birds

Lanh Ma

There is no need to go out and buy birdseed when you can feed wild birds your kitchen scraps. Uncooked oatmeal is an excellent source of nutrition for birds, and it also helps you get rid of the oatmeal you are not going to eat.

While you can simply scatter uncooked oatmeal on the ground, take the time to put it into a suet cake, which gives birds a fatty treat in the winter.

  1. Melt 1 cup of suet or lard in a pot.

  2. Mix in 2 cups of uncooked oatmeal. You may also add dried fruit or chopped nuts to the mixture. The important thing is to keep the ratio of fat to dry ingredients at 1:2.

  3. Let the ingredients cool to the touch, then squeeze them into a rough ball shape.

  4. Allow the ball to cool so it holds its shape.

  5. Cut the ball into wedges, and set it outside for the birds.