When Pigs Fly

when pigs fly

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:05 am

Just wondering if anyone else feeds the birds in the winter, put this in the pets thread since thats about what they have become. Fun to watch but not cheap entertainment (warning if your thinking about starting) it gets to the point where I get b****ed at if I allow a feeder to get too low.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: when pigs fly

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:48 am

We used to, but it got too expensive. Every once in a while we'll throw a Suet block out there in the little cage/ holder thing. Lasts longer than seed does.

We don't have time to watch them ... it's mostly for the cats entertainment. :D
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: when pigs fly

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:42 pm

A little bit during the winter, gives the cats in the house something to watch....usually about a 50# bag of seed will last most of the winter....
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: when pigs fly

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:01 pm

Too many creatures show up and it gets too expensive. Desirable birds plus dozens of mourning doves (too much like pigeons), gray squirrels, red squirrels, rats, deer, raccoons. I know I'm forgetting some.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: when pigs fly

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:27 pm

The oak trees feed the blue jays some acorns around my place come spring, don't know why the squirls need to hide them, I can always find some. :lol:
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube