Seed Hoop Seed Catcher and Platform Feeder 24" dia
The size is great!
I already own two 14-inch seed hoops, but the 24-inch size works better because it keeps so much more seed off the ground. It is also more stable because it has 6 hooks, and the birds use it as a second feeding platform. I use it under a mesh finch feeder as well as a regular one. You need to hang it about 8-10 inches under the feeder to make it really work. The extra string I wind around the hanging one, then cut off the excess and light a match to keep the ends from unraveling. I clean it every night and it's a breeze.
October 25, 2012
I like the seed hoop.
There was a learning curve in terms of dealing with the wind so I had to develop a weight system. Today we have 60 mph gusts and it is testing well. I took a length of lamp-hanging chain and placed it around the outer edges next to the rim. To hold it in place, one-inch cafe curtain hooks were attached to the six loops on the tray--the chain runs through the cafe hooks and the ends are joined with a twist tie. For additional stability, I have added a rock to the middle--it is about 4 inches in diameter and 1 ½ inches thick. (Smaller rocks tumbled off.)
The birds were spooked by the new hoop for a couple days, but they have all returned and now use it as a tray feeder as well. Thistle seed can be very messy, so I suspect the apartment dweller below me appreciates the reduced number of seeds landing on the ground.
April 14, 2014
This product is working well so far.
This is a good concept and seems to be working except on windy days. If there is to much wind it acts as a sail, dumps all the seed and hooks slip off the feeder. Takes awhile for birds to get used to it.
February 18, 2014
Works very well.
I bought 3 of the Seed Hoop Seed Catchers and was happy with them right away, but our first heavy snowfall caused them to sag so heavily that I've taken them down until Spring. They caught a lot of seed that would otherwise have fallen to the ground from my hanging feeders. The birds liked them, too, and would stand right in the midst of the collected seed to dine on the leftovers. If not for the snow building up and threatening to collapse the hoop in two from the weight, I would have kept them up for the winter. They'll work great come summer and will keep a lot of seed from choking out the lawn.
January 20, 2014