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Repurposed / Upcycled Hillbilly Bird Feeders

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I created these and one other one recently for a Birds & Blooms magazine DIY feature.
It was to provide a solution for really inexpensive bird feeder construction at home.
I used everything from muffin pans, to remnant wood, to tray lids, and a few accessories.
I used jack chain for the suspension.
These were created for only $20 each.

To see more: http://www.gadgetsponge.com/posts/2013/2/4/repurposed-upcycled-hillbilly-bird-feeders-continuation-from.html

  • Syld577
    Syld577
    on Oct 7, 2015

    I just love the Hillbilly bird feeder, I have been feeding my little feathered friends for almost a year now. I have really enjoyed watching them feast. I put out a variety of seeds just to watch them sample each feeder

    • GadgetSponge.com
      GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
      on Oct 8, 2015

      @Syld577 Thanks so much! It's amusing to see what species of bird favors what food.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia Portola Valley, CA
    on Apr 25, 2016

    Please don't poison the rats...they can get eaten by predators, who are then also poisoned. To protect wildlife, and your neighborhood cat, please trap the rats. Thanks for your consideration.

    • Lady Anne
      Lady Anne Kingsville, MD
      on Mar 11, 2017

      There was a post about another feeder where a poster mentioned that they couldn't feed the birds because the rats got into the stored seed. Cross-posting.

  • Lisagkrcelic1960
    Lisagkrcelic1960
    on May 25, 2016

    These are so cute

  • Denise Breton Gendreau
    Denise Breton Gendreau
    on Jun 9, 2016

    I might use beads on a string to hang it. Bright colors draw songbirds, just rinse and run thru dishwasher every week.

  • Eileen ross
    Eileen ross Millsboro, DE
    on Jul 25, 2016

    Looking at these feeders made me chuckle. I love creative minds, especially when they make me smile. Great job!

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