How to make a bird feeder?
Frosts, wind, snowfall at times make it difficult for birdssearch for food. Many birds die in the winter from cold and hunger. But in the spring, summer, autumn, birds are very helpful to people, saving us from harmful insects and other evil spirits. And we, in response, help them survive in the cold season and already in the fall think about how to make a bird feeder. Not all, but some of us. A bird feeder can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic bottles and other materials. Read more about the manufacturing process below.
Wood feeding trough
To make a feeder from wood, you need to find the following materials and tools:
- 4 wooden bars measuring 25 * 25 mm and length 120 mm;
- 4 slats with dimensions 10 * 40 mm and length 200 mm;
- 2 pieces of plywood size each 250 * 250 mm;
- 4 ropes;
- self-tapping screws.
One piece of plywood will become the bottom of the future feeder. At the corners of the plywood we fix the bars with screws. Between the bars we attach the slats so that the feed from the feeder is not carried away by the wind. Reiki can be fixed with glue. The second piece of plywood will become the roof of the future feeder, fix it with screws so that the bars are in the corners. But, screws at the same time screwed up not to the end, so that their hats could be hooked on ropes. Each rope is tied to the hat of the screw with one end, and the other end is connected to the ends of the remaining ropes. It is necessary that the ropes are at a height of not less than 120 mm from the cover of the feeder. Instead of ropes, a wire with a ring can be attached to the center of the roof of the feeder. To do this, it is necessary to make a hole in the wire roof, insert the wire there, and fix it from the back side. The feeder is ready.
Feeding trough made of cardboard
For those who are pondering how to make a bird feeder from cardboard, the following option is suitable. For work you will need:
- dry and clean cardboard box from milk or juice of 1 liter;
- wooden stick.
The top part of the cardboard box (where washole for access to the contents) must be turned into a roof. For this, it is necessary to seal it. On the sides of the box, draw the windows. It is necessary to choose not adjacent sides, but opposite to each other. In order to draw a window, back off from the side edges and from the top edge of 2 cm, and from the bottom edge of 7 cm. Now cut out the excess. In the remaining lower "slats" 7 cm wide, you need to make a hole for the perch and put a wooden stick there. The diameter of the hole for the wand should be slightly less than the diameter of the rod itself, so that the roost was fixed firmly. The length of the stick should be such that after it is inserted into the box, the length of each of its free ends is not less than 15 cm. The birds will sit down on the roost and peck the feed. Now, at the top of the box, you need to make two holes, put the twine there and fix all this beauty on the tree.
Feeder from a plastic bottle
If you are at a loss to find materials forprevious versions of feeders, and the birds really want to help, that is, another option how to make a bird feeder. In principle, the process of manufacturing such a feeder is somewhat similar to the process of making a feeder from cardboard. But there are differences.
So, you will need:
- a plastic bottle of any volume;
- stationery knife;
- wooden stick.
First you need to make two bottles in the bottlein front of each other. From the bottom edge it is necessary to retreat 7 cm, from the side edges and from the upper edge of 2 cm. In the "rails" 7 cm wide, we make cross-cuts to place a wooden rod-roost there. Again, the length of the wand should be such that on each side it protrudes 15 cm. It is very easy to hang such a feeder. To do this, unscrew the bottle cap, make a hole in it with a clerical knife and insert a twine into the hole. Tie the knot, screw the lid back into place.
Whichever feeder you choose, whichevermade, it is necessary to fill the feeder with food. Birds very much like lard, millet, millet, wheat, sunflower seeds. We hope that your bird feeders will gather daily.
Now you know how to make a bird feederfrom a tree, a cardboard, a plastic bottle. It is worth noting that making a feeder is not so difficult and the process of manufacturing it takes quite a bit of time. And the result will please not only the birds, but the entire local kids. It is especially important to instill a love of nature for children and make a feeder with them.