In the company of feathers

Keep seed from growing below July 15 2014, 0 Comments

There are several ways to eliminate, or decrease, bird seed from growing below the feeder. 

  • Use feed that doesn't grow. Those would include, sunflower meats or shelled sunflower, nyjer (thistle), shelled nuts, or NutraSaff (safflower hybrid with a thin coating).
  • Use our All Metal Caged mesh cylinder feeder. It has a wide bottom tray that contains seed that may fall from the inside mesh seed cylinder. This also keeps large bully-like birds from monopolizing the feeder.
  • Add a bottom tray to hanging tube feeders. The feeder must have a screw-in receptor underneath to attach the tray to the feeder.
  • Use a tray or platform feeder with high sides.

Spring Melting Horrors (or black mess under feeders) March 03 2014, 0 Comments

As we get closer to spring after the "Wicked Winter of 2014", the melting of snow will eventually happen. When it does, you may begin to see a horrific sight under your existing bird feeders. It is the shell debris left from a long winter of bird feeding. To avoid such a horror, you can purchase one of our several no-mess bird feed options and you can also add one of our trays to hanging feeders, or a seed catcher platform beneath mounted feeders. These options will help keep the black mess from accumulating all winter and greeting you in the spring.