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Suet Pellet Bird Feeder?

Anyone able to recommend a bird feeder for suet pellets please?
I've just put some in my wire mesh peanut feeder but they tend to fall through the holes. Maybe a normal seed feeder would be better, as per the google image?



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Long time no see @LeadFarmer :)
    Hope you're all well, and the garden is looking good.

    I'd use an ordinary feeder, as in your pic, or just a little dish.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,464
    Thanks Fairygirl, yes it's been a while since I was last on here. I tend to do that with forums, I post for a while, then develop additional interest and join other forums, and forget some of the forums I use  :)
  • WeaveyDaveyWeaveyDavey Posts: 575
    I had a similar problem @LeadFarmer : the 'ports' on a plastic cylinder feeder were so open that seed just spilled out freely! Even 1/2 peanuts tended to cascade! I managed to stretch GPO- type rubber bands across each tier of the ports, reducing the free space somewhat but still allowing persistent birdies the chance to get to the slightly larger foodstuffs. Best of luck with the gardening (& the feeding!). 
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,464
    I've ordered one of these suet pellet feeders made by Peckish, hopefully the pellets won't fall through the holes and onto the ground..

  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,181
    Suet pellets are mostly a 'treat' type feed for most of the year so filling a feeder full usually isn't necessary and with the way fat can break down it can also be very unhygenic. I mix some in with my normal seed mix and use it in a ground feeder tray that can be washed easily.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • PurpleRosePurpleRose Posts: 538
    My birds love the suet pellets. I put them daily in a dish on my feeding station
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,464
    Yes I can imagine them going soggy when it rains.
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