How to make a hanging bird feeder
There is nothing like looking out into your backyard or sitting in your garden watching the bird life come and go. Attracting bird life to your garden with this easy to make hanging bird feeder, is an inexpensive project and one that will give you enjoyment for a lifetime.
This hanging feeder will be a welcome and attractive addition to your garden and will provide a way for the birds to enjoy their treats away from the eyes of prying cats. Also, by encouraging bird life into your garden you will notice that insect and snailactivity will decrease. Small birds can also help with the pollination of blossoms rewarding you with bountiful fruit crops.
To make this hanging bird feeder just follow the instructions. You may even come up with your own designs for it.
Measure and mark the drilling holes
With a tape measure, measure and mark with a pencil three points which are evenly spaced around the circumference of the lip of the dish.
Drill the holes
Using a masonry bit, drill a hole in each of your marked points. The evenly spaced holes provide a balanced and secure platform for the birds to land on.
Attaching the chain
Open and slide a split pin onto the end of each length of chain, then push a split pin through each hole from the inside of the dish to the outside. Bend the arms of each split pin at right angles to lock and prevent the chain from slipping away.
Hang the feeder
The bird feeder is now evenly balanced and ready to hook up to a sheltered location. Choose a spot that is suitably protected and inaccessible for cats such as under a pergola. Fix the ceiling hook to the pergola or desired location and hang the dish.