Keep Bird Seed Dry
Birds can be put at risk from all sorts of infections and diseases if bird seed is not kept dry. There are a couple of steps you can take to keep bird seed dry, as this guide explains. %%AFC-ADVERT%%
Bird Seed - How to Keep It Dry
Effective storage is all important when it comes to keeping bird seed dry. Place the bird feeder in an area in the garden which is cool and dry, and sheltered from interchangeable weather conditions.
The feeder itself needs to come into your thinking - birds may come ill if the feeder becomes contaminated. Try and buy a feeder which is durable and air-tight, with just enough room to allow birds access to the seeds within. The top of the container needs to be securely tightened, as this is where most water can seep in.
Finally, take the time to inspect the bird feeder every couple of weeks. If it begins to exhibit signs of disrepair, replace it immediately.