Posted: 25/03/2017 at 13:54
I also have a cage to keep bigger birds out. It'll get a proper roof and a frame this year - hopefully.
It's made with the old shelves from one of those plastic growhouses, and is attached to the fence. There's a bracket inside to attach the feeders, and the front opens up to allow access. All the little birds go in and out no problem - including the ground feeders who have learned to 'perch' quite happily
Also - use one of the no mess mixes. Less waste and hardly any sprouting. If you have food in the open, put out only what will get eaten that day. If you can remove the food source by the time it's dark, the rats will go elsewhere - generally.
Last edited: 25 March 2017 13:56:46