Asked on May 29, 2013




I have 6 hummingbird feeders with sugar water in them and I have red flowers plus other flowers around so the hummers can feed from plants. Ive seen about 2 at the feeders every once in a there anything I can do to bring more hummingbirds to the feeders???... please help.....I love watching these fascinating little birds and taking pictures...someday I want to feed them from my hand....
6 answers
  • Janice Phillips (JP)
    on May 30, 2013

    Hummingbirds are territorial. You may want to try removing all but 2 feeders and see what happens.

  • Robyn
    on May 30, 2013

    I have 5 feeders and I love them too. When I first put them in I put in a little more sugar to the sugar/water ratio as I read that in the wild some flowers have sweeter nectar than others. That attracts them to stay, and then you can reduce to the regular ratio. I start all my feeders this way. Also, birds won't drink out of a feeder that has bugs in it or if the solution is getting old. Here in Phoenix I have to change my solution every few days while it is around 100 degrees and when it gets hotter I will change it even more frequently than that. Please let us know if any of our ideas work! Oh, I also put a red silk flower attached to the actual feeder itself.

  • Theresa Shaut
    on Jun 2, 2013

    In this case I don't think more is better, I think 6 is to many. Maybe cut down to 3 further apart? I have one hummer feeder and they are here all the time - year after year. (also have 2 suet, 3 other feeders). Have it hanging close to a tree where they like to sit and defend their feeder.

  • Sherry
    on Jun 10, 2013

    hummingbird feeders....I will have to put them near a tree now....I did separate the feeders ...

  • Gail
    on Feb 8, 2015

    I have 2 feeders right on my back porch about 6 feet apart and one is right outside my kitchen window and back door. I'm in Western NY but like Robyn said have to keep it clean and keep ants out. I see your in PA when do you put yours out? I watch a migration map and get mine out early. If weather has been warmer Aprilish, but always by May 1st. for me. Good luck and don't give up I too am a hummer lover.

  • Sharon
    on Feb 8, 2015

    I have read that hummingbirds will only inhabit a yard if there is a fresh water source nearby. A birdbath may be all that you need. I hope you have success!

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