How to make a feeder out of the box?
In winter, many birds do not have enough food, and they die. It is possible for a person to prevent this, because if you make a simple trough and put a little old bread and grains in it, the birds will be full, and you will be able to watch how interesting the birds feed.
How to make a feeder out of the box. Instruction
- The simplest trough can be the most ordinary box - for example, from under shoes. Hard-fit it between the knots of trees, or hang on four strong ropes, and fill in food. The downside of this trough is that it is not protected from snow and wind - in bad weather food will be brought in by precipitation and blown - it will be difficult for birds to get to food.
- For small birds, a trough from a juice box is best suited. Wash the contents of the box well, let it dry, then cut through the windows on both sides with the expectation that food will be poured at the bottom. Hang this manger on a tree - and it will hang all winter,since the packaging for juice is made from such a material that does not get wet, which means that the precipitation of the feeder is not terrible! So that the birds do not share the food, you can make a couple of such feeders on the same tree.
- For medium-sized birds, feeders can be made from larger boxes with a lid. Only it is necessary to take into account that the windows must be large - otherwise the birds will not understand what kind of box this is and many will be afraid to fly into a dark closed space.
If you show a little imagination, then from simple feeders you can make a beautiful decoration for the yard. For this waterproof paint paint cardboard boxes. You can make them multi-colored, but you can draw in a single style. Thus, the feeding trough with your own hands out of the box, will serve not only the birds, but will also be a beautiful decoration of your yard.
Master the feeders with your kids. This activity develops a great sense of curiosity and responsibility in children. And when the first birds eat at the trough, you can tell the children what kind of birds they are and what they like to eat in nature.
Feeding trough from a milk box
- Mark and cut out the windows through which the birds will fly inside the feeder, on the opposite sides of the package.
- Under them, make cross-shaped cuts and insert a pole into them (this is a straight piece of a twig, of the desired length).
- Glue the upper part of the box with adhesive tape and fasten a loop of rope. Make a loop of sufficient size so that you can fasten the feeder "to the stranglehold." You can make cuts for two ropes, which can tie the feeder to a tree trunk, so the feeder will be firmly fixed.