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Re: rats & birdseed

Add to the other advantages, if you use the shelled seed, you
don't have the shells falling to the ground.  Sunflower seeds
contain some substance that inhibits growth of other plants.
I'm sure someone more knowledgable can tell us what it is.
I don't know that rats don't like it -haven't had a problem with
them - but I know squirrels love either kind.  We buy the 
shelled seeds by the 50-lb. bag at a feed store.  Not really
too much more pricey than the other kind in smaller bags
at the grocery store, and so much neater.

In a message dated 03/30/2005 11:28:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
tchessie@comcast.net writes:
It does cost more, but then, you aren't paying for shells which just get 
wasted anyway.  So, not too sure one way is really any more than the 
other.  I switched to the shelled sunflower chips for the exact same 
reason.  I haven't had a rat since- but can't guarantee that this is the 
reason why.  Either way, it makes way less mess in my garden.


A A HODGES wrote:

>LOL! Beaufort's idea of high end shopping is Wal-Mart.....
>although I supposed I could go to the Feed and Seed and see if they have
>it. Just don't know if I can afford it. It is very much more than

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