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How Often Should I Clean My Bird Feeders?

Many of us wonder just how often we need to clean our feeders. The answer is “more often than we’d like”, according to Richard Cole, the founder of Cole’s Wild Bird Products. Richard gives you insight and tips about cleaning your bird feeders and lets you know why it’s so important to make cleaning a part of your bird feeding routine. Enjoy the video and please share on your social networks so all of us can keep the birds safe and healthy.

If you are in the market for a new bird feeder, Cole’s has you covered. We sell several types of easy to clean feeders.

Cole’s Bird Feeders

Cole’s Wild Bird Products is a family-run business that packages its own top quality line of wild bird feed, feeders, and suet products. Cole’s specializes in chili infused seed products designed to make your feeder a birds only “hot” spot. Cole’s was born in the garage of “mom and pop” entrepreneurs, Richard and Nancy Cole, back in the early 1980’s and today it distributes to retailers nationwide. Cole’s is located in the metro Atlanta area.

 

Fact or Fiction: Feeding Wild Birds Makes Them Lazy

It’s fiction. Despite years of research that can find no evidence of any harm from feeding wild birds and studies showing birds use feeders for only about 25% of their diet, the myth that feeding wild birds will make them too lazy to find food still persists. According to the Humane Society of the United States, experts still disagree about whether feeding backyard birds will increase bird populations overall; however, they say feeding birds can certainly help the birds in your neighborhood. In fact, the Humane Society encourages people to feed wild birds, especially in the winter. Below is advice from the Humane Society of the United States website about placing feeders.

Birds are most likely to eat where they feel safe from predators, including free roaming cats. Place feeders twelve feet from a brush pile, evergreen tree, or bush. Birds can quickly fly twelve feet to reach the safe cover, yet predators cannot use it to hide within striking range of the feeder. As further protection, place chicken wire or thorny branches around ground-level feeders.