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Hanging squirrel feeder

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Project by Duaneflower posted 02-05-2012 07:24 PM 2430 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw an idea for a squirrel feeder where they used a gallon glass jar to hold the nuts. I thought it would be kind of neat to make a little house with the Jar attached in a hole on the side wall. The squirrel would have to enter the house by the door, and then go into the jar to feast. Found out that birds would enter the same way. I had made many of these for myself, neighbors, folks that I worked with, and donated some for door prizes and fund raising events. Generally I would not put a finish on them and let the new owner decide what type of finish they wanted to use. After a few months of enjoying watching the squirrels frolic, the wife said, we got to get rid of those ^%$^$ squirrels, they are making a mess eveywhere and eating my plants on the deck. The trick is,,, to not make any for yourself, but give them out to the neighbors. Let them attract the blankety-blank squirrels.

I found that when moving these houses around, If you were not careful, the jar could fall off and break. I found that if you make the little house just big enough, and you made the roof removeable, you could fit the jar on the inside when transporting it. Worked out quite nicely. To hang i would simply attached four little eye bolts to each corner of the bottom piece and hang from a branch.





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hhhopks

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 08:10 PM

Good idea.
I know there are people who spent a lot effort to feed the birds but want to drive out the squirels.
Rearly are they ever sucessful. I have had problems with them at my old house. They seems to like to take a bite out of each of my tomatoes.

I do enjoy watching them.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 08:34 PM

I know as cute as squirrels can be, they can also be a nuisance. I gave one of these to a lady who happened to be from England and thought those squirrels were JUST ADORABLE. I told her to hang it in a tree in the back yard and then build a gun rest that when the rifle was strapped in, it was dead on to the front door of the feeder. The horrified look on her face said it all. I had to tell her several times that I was just kidding. I decided not to mention anything about the delicacies of squirrel stew….I’m kidding I’m kidding…Duane

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 08:40 PM

Pretty fancy squirrel feeder,good job.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 12:55 PM

In the past we fed the local squirrels pellets….@ a 1000 FPS
Gardens are now very producive….:-)

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