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Is it okay for wild birds to eat raw/uncooked rolled oats

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Is it okay for wild birds to eat raw/uncooked rolled oats?

It's wonderful that you're concerned enough to research before feeding the birds. The oats shouldn't cause a problem. Only certain species will enjoy them, however, so it would be best to mix them in with other seeds and grains. There are a number of recipes for homemade suet that call for rolled oats, so that would be another way to use them. More species might eat the oats if you soften them a bit in some warm water before putting them out for the birds. If you're interested in making suet cakes, this link will take you to a site that will tell you how:

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