Deer Proof Your Bird Feeder in Three Easy Steps

by Alex Kountry
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If you live in an area with a lot of deer, you know they can be a real nuisance. But did you know that they can also wreak havoc on your bird feeder?

Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to deer proof your bird feeder and keep your feathered friends safe. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it in just three easy steps.

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Introduction

If you live in an area with a high deer population, you know that they can wreak havoc on your yard and gardens. But did you know that deer can also be a nuisance to your bird feeders? Here are three easy steps to deer proof your bird feeder and keep the deer out of your bird food.

1. Hang your bird feeder from a shepherd’s hook or other tall structure. Deer can jump high, but they can’t reach bird feeders that are hung from a height.

2. Place your bird feeder in an area that is not easily accessible to deer. If you have a fence, place the feeder on the inside of the fence so the deer can’t reach it. You can also place the feeder on top of a deck or other elevated structure.

3. Use a squirrel guard or baffle to prevent squirrels from getting to your bird food. Squirrels are also known to eat bird food, so it’s important to keep them out as well.

The Three Steps

Deer are becoming a big problem for bird feeder owners. Deer are able to knock down bird feeders, and they will often eat all of the bird food. There are a few things that you can do to deer proof your bird feeder. First, you need to choose the right location. Next, you need to choose the right type of bird feeder. Finally, you need to take some extra precautions.

Step One: Hang Your Bird Feeder from a Pole

The first step is to find a spot in your yard that deer can’t get to. Deer can jump really high, so hanging your bird feeder from a tall pole is the best way to keep it out of their reach. If you don’t have a tall pole, you can also hang your bird feeder from a tree branch. Just make sure the branch is at least 10 feet off the ground.

Step Two: Choose the Right Bird Feeder
The next step is to choose a bird feeder that has a baffle. A baffle is a piece of metal or plastic that goes around the outside of the feeder and makes it hard for animals to reach the food. You can also buy squirrel-proof bird feeders, but they are usually more expensive.

Step Three: Add Some Smelly Stuff to Your Bird Feeder
The third and final step is to add something smelly to your bird feeder. Deer have a really good sense of smell, so if you add something with a strong smell, like peppermint oil, they will be less likely to try and eat from your bird feeder.

Step Two: Add a Baffle to Your Bird Feeder

The second step to deer proof your bird feeder is to add a baffle. A baffle is a physical barrier that Keeps deer from being able to access the feeder. There are many different types of baffles on the market, but we recommend the “Spiral” baffle by Brome. The “Spiral” baffle is made of a durable powder-coated steel and plastic and it easily mounts to any square or round bird pole.

Step Three: Trim Back Vegetation

The third and final step is to trim back any vegetation around your bird feeder. This will not only discourage deer from venturing too close, but it will also give you a clear view of the feeder so you can keep an eye on the birds. Once you’ve completed all three steps, your bird feeder should be deer proof!

Conclusion

In conclusion, following these three steps will deer proof your bird feeder and keep your backyard birds safe and well-fed all winter long.

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About the author

Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books

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