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Autumn Deer Eating Habits

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Deer had a bounty of foods to eat from home gardens in the summer months; but now that fall is here, they are persistent to eat as much as possible before winter. In the upcoming months, homeowners will see a rise in deer on properties looking to eat cool weather crops. What will deer in fall? Keep reading to see the answer.

In the fall, deer will eat a variety of leafy legumes including kale and collard greens. They will also eat acorns, corn and soybeans - their favorite. Deer are attracted to other vegetables including peas, alfalfa and oats.

To block deer damage in autumn, gardeners are encouraged to install a deer fence that is at least 7.5' to 8' feet high.

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Deer Eating Habits

Deer love to eat; farmers and gardeners would even suggest that they live to eat! How much do deer eat?The average deer eats 6-8 pounds of food each day from grassy and forest areas. They can be picky eaters; but prefer sweet smelling flowers and sweet tasting plants such as fruits, berries, nuts, corn and crops. Their [...]

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