Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Alicia & Chuck Brewer

Alicia & Chuck Brewer

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1806 MLK Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (919) 969-6778
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Healthy Bird Feeding Techniques

  • Bird feeders with cracks and crevices are difficult to sanitize and should not be used. Replace them with new feeders.
  • Focus on using only feeders that can be easily cleaned.
  • Clean feeders, birdbaths and all hardware every few weeks with a 10% bleach solution (one part bleach to nine parts water). Rinse thoroughly and allow to completely dry before refilling feeders.
  • Periodically, move feeders to new locations in the yard to avoid the build up of waste materials and feces. Be sure to always keep the ground below and around the feeders clean. Rake and discard seed debris and bird droppings on a regular basis.
  • Limit the amount of seed provided in feeders to only the amount birds will consume in one or two days.
  • Give the birds more space. The addition of more feeders, spread far apart from one another, will reduce the crowding of birds that is often found around a single feeder. This will reduce the birds’ stress and the potential for disease transmission between healthy and sick birds.
  • Store all bird seed in rodent and insect proof containers to avoid contamination.
  • Always discard seed that has become wet.
  • Should you find a dead bird, use gloves while handling it and always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap after working with your feeders.