Bird Feeding

Custom Feeding Station

Squirrel Proof Yellowstone Feeding Station QYS0F08 at Duncraft.com

How to Make a Bird Feeding Station that Rocks!

Whether you want to customize your own bird feeding station or improve the one you already have, we’re offering a few tips to help you on your way. Feeding stations are well-loved by bird enthusiasts across the country because you can enjoy more birds in one place! We understand some customers place a feeding station on each side of their house, so they can enjoy their birds from every room. What a neat way to brighten your day! 

Now, we’re going to provide you with a simple reference guide for choosing the right feeding station for your backyard.

Feeders. You can hang almost any type of feeder from a feeding station. Stations have anywhere between two to six hanging arms, so you can display up to six bird feeders in one place and out of squirrel’s reach. Consider the feeders you already have and how many more you may need, so there’s one feeder on every hanger. Choose feeders, or several of the same style, that are easy to clean because easy maintenance is key. After all, clean feeders attract more birds!

Baffle. Baffles are essential for protecting the birds at your feeders! The goal is to prevent critters from climbing up the pole in the first place. Pole baffles are the most effective type of baffle for feeding stations. On a side note: When choosing a location, place your station between 10 to 12 feet away from any surface a squirrel can jump from, including tree branches, buildings and fences. Consider the layout of your backyard and place your station out in the open with easy viewing of your birds.

Bird Seed. Certain bird seed blends are more economical than others. The less waste, the better. With so many feeders in one location, it’s important to keep the area around your feeding station clean. Since our No-Waste Seeds have the hulls removed, your birds won’t discard the shell, which leaves nothing behind! When you use one of our Duncraft No-Waste Seed Blends, you reduce waste while keeping your green lawn nice and clean. 

Height. The taller, the better—especially when squirrels are involved! Feeding stations around 8 feet tall provide the perfect amount of “breathing room” for your birds with feeders out of reach from squirrels! Hang feeders five to six feet high above the ground to provide birds with peace of mind at any feeding station. With the proper placement of your feeding station using the guidelines we’ve covered here, you can simply enjoy watching your birds! Choose from 31 different Bird Feeding Stations on Duncraft.com.

“Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.” — Larry Wilcox

Happy Birding!

Written by Dawn Coutu



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