Can a yard have too many feeders? I have 6-8 feeders in my yard.

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Jul 16, 2016
by: Brook

Hi, It is extremely important to keep your feeders clean by washing them with soap, hot water, and a scrub brush. If you can't do that then you have too many feeders. Mold, feces,or any other contaminant will spread disease and kill birds. A hummingbird feeder needs to be cleaned every three days when the temp is between 50-84* but should not be placed in direct sun, 85-87* every two days and above 88* every day otherwise mold grows in the sugar water and a tiny particle of mold can kill the little birds, (be sure to use a tiny brush to clean the tube). Also depending on large your yard is and how you place the different types of feeders and what birds you wish to attract. I have a very difficult time keeping up with cleaning any more than 4 feeders every week in the hot weather.

Jul 15, 2016
by: Margaret Mariam

Not too many! I use 3-4 suet feeders@ day, 3 seed feeders, 1 peanut holder feeder (for the Downy Woodpeckers) and put out 1-2 cups of peanuts in the shell for 6 blue jays, including a very vocal juve-
nile blue jay. Feeders are filled around 2:30-3:00, and usually there is enough left over for breakfast the next day. Recently I have been giving the pigeons 1-2 cups of seed. But I give the same amount whether it is 8 or 18 pigeons. (I think feeding the pigeons may be over the top. But after I read about them, it softened my heart.) Echoes

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