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Old 01-07-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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This is a brand of bird feeder that I like a lot because it's made from recycled plastics. When it comes time to clean it, I dunk it in a 5 gallon bucket of water with bleach added. I let it soak for about 10 minutes then hose if off. Let it dry and that's it. The wooden bird feeders cost less but don't hold up more than a few years to this dipping so I'm going to replace them as they fall apart with Going Green or any other similar brand that can withstand being dipped in bleach water.

They sell them locally by my at hardware stores but here's a link to see what styles they have midway in the page-
http://www.viewit.com/Merchant2/merc...ry_Code=Garden
They do have a nice looking blue bird house.

Better prices at this site-
http://maxiethecatgiftshop.com/replfe.html

I want one of these-
http://www.rachelsrobin.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-26204

They must have discontinued the style I have as I'm not seeing it. Link to their home page with a few other dippable designs-
http://www.woodlink.net/Default.aspx

I hope they come out with some knock offs of this recycled type of birdfeeder as they are kind of expensive.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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My wooden feeder is 8+ years old, I "dunk" it frequently, LOL!
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My wooden bird feeder fell apart after 2 seasons. I was really bummed.
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Thank you, TheLorax
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:17 AM   #5
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That's a great idea. Amazing what they are starting to do with recycled materials.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:22 PM   #6
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Those are very attractive as well, thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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Here's another style I have that must have been discontinued and I use these a lot in the spring for oranges.

These are great because the nails hold the fruit place.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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Here's another style I have that must have been discontinued and I use these a lot in the spring for oranges.

These are great because the nails hold the fruit place.
Calibex has some like those. Check them out here http://www.calibex.com/fruit-bird-fe...DEF7519C219FCD We are using more and more of the recycled plastic in our feeders and we love them. The bluebirds seem to have taken to the two that are below.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:37 AM   #9
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You found a good link to more recycled plastic bird feeders.
http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/RTP...w=RUB-DFR100HD
That's one I want.

Do you get bluebirds all year round?
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #10
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Do you get bluebirds all year round?
Yes, we have bluebirds all year long. We've had a pair nesting in our bluebird house for a couple of years now, but with all the recent activity with the landscaping out back they seem to be nesting elsewhere and just eating here. I hope they return to the nest box. We love having them in our yard.
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