question regarding outdoor bird feeders

toomuchglassApril 2, 2005

I've been meaning to ask this for so long and kept forgetting - now that spring has sprung ( well - sorta )

I want to make some birdfeeders. All mine will be out in the open --- so how do you make drain holes in the bottom so the seed won't float away from the rain ? Just drill small holes? -- Won't the seed clog the holes up ? -- Or fall out the holes ? I'm good at the designing part - it's those 'technical details' that boggle my mind ! LOL

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
junkgirl

Toomuchglass, you could use screen or hardware cloth (or a coombination of both) as the bottom of the birdfeeders. Or you could cover them with thin planking or tin. We have ours in the open, but we use planking over the top which also helps protect the birds as they are eating from the predatory birds. Hope this helps. Alice

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 11:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
toomuchglass

Is that what people do ? I never seem to see it in the pictures. It's a great idea though !!!!!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 4:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gatormomx2

I use any thing with holes - baskets , screen , a Frisbie with holes drilled into it , even a sieve from the kitchen . I have one feeder hanging under an awning on fishing line and it's the first time I have seen the squirrels puzzled . They still haven't figured out how to get to the floating sunflower seeds !

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 8:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Woodsy

It is imperative that bird seed does not get wet...it can spoil and grow mold, which can make a bird sick..or even kill it.

All my feeders have roofs and plexiglass sides. I'm sure that you could still keep your feeders "creative" and add a roof of some sort.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2005 at 12:01AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hi you wonderful T2T'ers -mail post?
I would like to decorate my mail box post. It is a...
rhomy
What would you do with a boatload of Orangina bottles?
My niece is quite fond of Orangina, and knowing how...
alison
Glass etc. home decor
For several years I've been making garden art from...
laurastheme
upholstered head board
I wish I had the two "before" pictures. This...
arcy_gw
Need Material Ideas
My old house has non standard floor vents. The metal...
beth0301
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™