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

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Nov 25, 2017
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by: Margaret Mariam

I have changed some of my feeders, depending on which birds I am trying to attract. So I now have 3 peanut feeders (for the woodpeckers)spread over 75 '. Two suet feeders; and three seed feeders. But one of the seed feeders is primarily for the chickadees and nuthatches. Cardinals, robins, mourning doves and rock doves eat seed spread on the ground. Usually very early in the morning, or the last seed of the day. My next door neighbor's cat and one of my dog's discourage rodents from feeding on fallen seed.


Jul 16, 2016
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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
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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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