Best Bird Feeders for Cardinals and Other Birds
Does anyone know who makes the metal green roofed hexagon bird feeder at the top of this article or where I could get one? I actually have one just like it, but brown in color, but it has no markings and I'm looking for another. The store for which I purchased mine is no longer in business. Thanks
This is a Homestead triple bin bird feeder….of Apollo Investment Holding Co, 167 W Kindt St, Juneau, WI 53039 . The bird feeder part of the company was sold/bought out.I love this feeder and found the company that bought it…made calls. The company that bought it had a bunch of plastic insets and I ordered one from them and were happy to sell it….but for the life of me I didn’t keep that information! The woman said they were looking for a manufacturer to make the metal bird feeder…but not seeing it out there. I love this bird feeder and I’m a bird feeder snob on quality! I’ll post if I find the company :(
I have one of these bird feeders and I love it. Thank you for this information. I hope that I can locate one.
Me too! looking to replace clear plastic part. Feeder has no name printed on it. Funny, great company and I ordered same part directly from them years ago. Now can’t find contact info. If anyone knows, please help!
Funny, but I have never seen a bird eat old moldy or bad seed in the wild nor have I seen them eat bad seed off the ground underneath the bird food feeders. I also do not have a problem feeding any bird that shows up... after all that is the reason I feed is to make sure birds are eating. Just as in the wild birds will remove the bullies so they can eat or else we wouldn't have the nice little pretty ones. The only ones I will bring in the bird feeders on are the grackles. They will swarm the backyard and kill the other baby birds and attempting to get to the bird feeders. After a few days those birds will leave to find better pastures usually in the Walmart parking lot and I can put the bird feeders out again.
We solved the problem with large birds bullying small birds. We have two feeding areas. One area for larger birds and bird seed to accommodate them and a separate feeding area for finches etc. But for our finches, titmouse, etc….we took those large plastic dome squirrel baffles and cut to fit and attached to them green coated metal 3” x 2” fencing for like rabbits? It’s easy to cut and fit…you just burn holes on the sides of the squirrel baffle. Anyway, the black birds, blue jays , grackles and such can’t get through the fencing. Plus we put these in a separate area. Problem solved and they don’t bully my little birds.
I’m in northern Colorado. Our birds are always looking for seed on the ground. I clean it up daily. It falls from the feeders and birds can be picky or messy eaters knocking what they don’t want to the ground. If what a bird wants is in the ground, they will eat it. Mine are above garden areas so it’s not above concrete.
I feed pretty much any bird that comes to my yard including wild pheasants, and of course my favourite squirrels and chipmunks. last year I had so many different birds coming to eat it was amazing, some I have never seen before, I live In Canada in the Maritimes Moncton NB so the winters can get very cold and a lot of snow so nothing goes without food. it does get expensive but they are all God's creatures and need some help sometimes to survive.
Why does everyone hate squirrels? I have always made sure that they have convenient places to feed at base of tree or fence posts. After Hurricane Sandy in NJ, we lost trees, food sources for all kinds of critters, but especially squirrels. Survivors were skinny. Neighbors put out sunflower seeds and corn for them. Birds too! Love my squirrels! They are looking alot happier.