New Bird feeder from old one.

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  1. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Well here is my project that I just finished today and put up outside. I decided to get rid of the plat form feeder and go with a hopper type of feeder. That way the birds can't sit in it and poop and spread disease.


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    Feeder without roof. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )



    After I took the roof off I had to get the sheet metal skirting I had put around it to keep the squirrels out. Boy, what a job that was.

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    Roof and base of platform feeder ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
    This is what I had to work with once the metal skirting was off. But then I tried to remove the roof supports that where attached in each corner of the base of the feeder. :eek: They wouldn't budge.The guy who I bought it from glued them plus screwed them in place. What did he think would be using the feeder. Elephants!
    So out came the hammer and after a few wackes I was left with this. Plus the roof and metal skirting.

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    roof supports and metal skirt. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
    :eek: So I got busy and after a few mishaps with putting it together wrong and having to unscrew things and put them where they were suppose to go. Voila!! A new feeder from the old rubble.

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    New feeder from old one. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )

    I even made one side of the roof hinged so I can put bird seed into the hopper area.

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    Roof opened up to put in bird seed. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
    Now all I have to do is put a piece of 3" flexible vinyl door seal on the roof so the rain can't get into the crack where it's hinged. If you look real close you can see a white thing hanging on the tree behind the feeder. It's a piece of suet sitting on a suet feeder I also made and attached to the tree. The woodpeckers are loving it. Thanks for checking it out.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love your 'new' bird feeder Tooty. I'm sure the birds will soon be flocking to it.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The birds will be lining up for the new/old feeder, lets hope the squirrels stay away.

    Jerry
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Great job! I really like the look of it... and I'm sure the birds will frequent it regularly.
     
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  6. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    That's awesome Tooty. It's a very attractive feeder. And you made it, bonus!
     
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    Eileen--Jerry--Cherylad--and Frank. Thank you all for the wonderful complements. I may have to add a bigger landing area as the cardinals and morning doves just couldn't figure out how to use it. Thanks again. :stew1:
     

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