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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:08 AM
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:17 AM
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:58 AM
i agree with hanging the feeders higher. also i put hay or old apples or chicken scratch either on the stumps or on the ground for the deer and ground squirrels and chipmonks.
My worst probelem is i do container pots in the backyard with tomatoes and peppers and flowers ect in tubs or pots and i found out deer love green tomatoes and bell peppers and love to eat flowers.
I also get a few black bears in spring and fall and i have to put the feeders and hummer necter up high in the trees or the bears will tear down the feeders to get to the seeds
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:26 PM
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:36 PM
There's a podcast called "Birds and Nature", hosted by Scott Shalaway; on yesterday's show he described how he built a deer-proof feeding station. It involved some construction, but might interest you. The description of the project is right at the beginning of the podcast.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:34 AM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:50 AM
i get the 50 lb chicken scratch feed at a local feedmill. it had been around $8 for 50 lbs but this year has went up to $10. it is a mix of different grains and cracked corn and i like it better than straight corn. as the doves like the wheat best and the juncos and towhees the mix and the deer eat all of it. and the jays and magpies eat it first and don't bother the other feeders as much. I checked at Walmart the other day they carry a scratch mix also but is $9 dollars for a 40 lb bag.a little more expensive but a backup place to get it as they are open 7 days a week and the feedmill only 5 days a week.
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