Keeping farm animals alive in a freezing Nebraska winter
Last fall, in anticipation of the winter cold, we installed a “frost-free waterer” to keep ... have lost back feathers as a result. I watch those birds particularly carefully, but have been surprised that they don’t seem worse for the wear. All ...
Birds need water in the winter, too
As my friend Stiles Thomas reminds me, birds also need water – not only to drink but also to bathe. When feathers aren't in tip-top shape, they don't ... is you don't have to go outside in sub-freezing weather to add warm water all the time.
Feeding birds in the winter
Probably the two biggest challenges to backyard bird-feeding enthusiasts are finding quality birdseed at a good price and keeping squirrels from consuming it all before the birds ... keep it from freezing or just put out a bowl of warm water each morning ...
How do wild birds stay warm in the winter?
How do birds stay warm in the winter? Dayton winters ... only their feathers to keep them warm. How is it that they don’t all freeze to death? As mentioned in a previous article, birds have extremely high metabolisms. A bird’s metabolism is about ...
How to help backyard birds in cold weather: Oregon snow storm
It explains: Like us, birds are warm ... keep your feeders up in the winter (it is a myth that keeping feeders up will encourage birds to not migrate). Anna’s Hummingbirds have special energy-saving behaviors for the cold. Often people will see them ...