Clean Dishes Keep Birds Healthy
- Wash seed feeders often - once a month if weather is dry and more if it's wet and warm. Sterilize with a 10% bleach solution. Rinse thoroughly. Dry completely. Many higher quality feeders are easy to clean and often dishwasher safe.
Keep the area underneath feeders clear of shells and dropped seed. Use digestive enzymes for a faster break-down of buildup.
Throw out any moldy or old feed. Use current year's crop. Start out with the freshest seed available.
Scrub and refill birdbaths every 2-5 days. Use natural enzymes to help prevent algae and bacterial growth.
Clean hummingbird feeders every 3-5 days, especially in warm weather. Use an easy to clean feeder.