Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

| 4/5/2010 9:47:14 AM

Tags: DIY, home projects, bird feeder,


Don’t want to spend $40 for a squirrel-proof bird feeder? This homemade bird feeder will cost you less than $10 and take about an hour to put together.

Before you get started, you’ll need to buy or track down a section of 4-inch-diameter black plastic drain pipe and two end caps, plus enough quarter-inch metal “hardware cloth” to form a tube to line the inside of the pipe.

How to Build a Bird Feeder That’s Inexpensive and Squirrel-Proof

1. Use a hole saw to cut one or more openings near one end of the pipe. This is where the birds will access the food.


5/27/2018 9:49:16 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

7/2/2017 2:12:42 PM

Don Pettay I found a dead squirrel that had been hit by a car, removed the tail and attached it to the top of the pole for my feeder...so far it has worked to deter other squirrels away. Prior to this I used a slinky, grease on the pole and hot pepper seeds, none of which worked, they still tore up my feeder to get to the seeds. Now I will try to come up with another way to feed the squirrels!!!!

Muhammd Hyatt
5/22/2012 11:46:19 AM

They have some good Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders http://www.birdfeedersnmore.com/squirrel-proof-bird-feeders.aspx

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