Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Simple Feeder

Far Guy made this peanut butter feeder.
Peanut Butter Feeder
He drilled a hole in the plastic peanut butter cover and inserted a wire that he tied into a knot on the underside….that wire then became the hanger on the top side.  He cut two X marks on each side near the bottom and inserted a small dowel for a perch.  Then he marked and cut out feeding holes on each side with a knife.

The little Chickadees love this feeder.  Yesterday I watched them as it swung to and fro…they are quite the aerial acrobats.

Soon we will fill the holes with more peanut butter so it is easier for the birds to eat. They almost have it tunneled out on both sides. I have another “for the birds” 99 cent jar of peanut butter waiting.
So there you have it…a simple feeder!  I know there is some controversy about birds and straight peanut butter…add some sunflower seeds or corn meal if you like. 

We only use this feeder during the dead of winter…otherwise it might attract skunks!
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25 comments:

  1. Now that is cute all right! Chickadees are some of my favorite little guys to watch. :-)

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  2. What a great idea using peanut butter right from the jar to feed birds. So inventive, Far Guy. I know the birds are grateful for this food. It will give them much needed energy to fight the winter cold.

    Shirley H.

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  3. Good protein for the birds on a cold winter day.

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  4. Looks like they love it. How clever! :)

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  5. What a great idea. It could work as a finch feeder to...especially if you gorilla glued a plate on the bottom.

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  6. Love that idea I will have to do this!

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  7. What a cool idea! I'll bet the birds love it.

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  8. Yum...perfect fat for making it through the winter. What a clever idea!

    Linda

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  9. Sounds like a nice hi energy treat for the chickadees and their friends. Recycling at its finest for the way your dh made the feeder.

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  10. So what is the controversy with feeding peanut butter? This is a clever idea!

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    1. Some people think that straight PB will choke birds:) We have feed it for years and still have lots of birds:)

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  11. That is very ingenious of Far Guy. Hope it was crunchy peanut butter.
    They would love that.

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  12. Looks like the peanut butter would make their beak stick together!

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  13. Good idea ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  14. Yes, it is a great idea but I'm wondering if the pb should remain frozen or if it would 'ooze out' in warmer temperatures?

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    1. Not much chance of a heat wave here in Minnesota yet! The Peanut Butter will be all gone before it starts to melt!:)

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  15. Great idea and such fun to watch the birds. We had a dusting of snow but mostly it is so windy!

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  16. Fun! We use prepared suet cakes for our little birdies.

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  17. Chickadees here hAVE BEEN COMING TO THE HAND FOR FEED. iT'S QUITE A TREAT TO HAVE ONE LAND ON YOUR HAND.

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  18. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing that with us. :)

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  19. I want to try this too. Seems like it would last longer than most things put out for the birds. Thank you.

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  20. Sounds like those chickadees aren't too picky about your 99 cent creation!

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