Ya just can’t go wrong with two gifts in one that birds love. Not to mention that edible birdhouses also put a smile on the recipient’s face!
From the heartland USA made, premium quality seeds coat these fun and festive birdhouse-feeder delights. More than just a pretty little whimsy, underneath is a real wooden bird house that serves as nesting spot and winter roost once seed is consumed.
The Bed & Breakfast Chalet or Wren Casita will see lots of winter feeding, and then host many successful broods over the years!
To get the most from any edible birdhouse:
For use as a feeder: Best to hang in a sheltered area- away from squirrels and the elements. A weather guard or squirrel baffle is ideal, allowing it to feed more birds over a longer period of time.
Once the seed is consumed: The birdhouse may be stained, painted, or left natural. Simply hang from a branch in a quiet area to provide songbirds the perfect nest site. During the “off-season”, they offer swell roosting spots too.
A win-win holiday gift for any backyard birder or nature buff, edible birdhouses simply rock for their fun character and functionality. The birds will thank you too!
Delectable, functional and a totally fun gift, the original Birdie’s Chalet Bed & Breakfast is back for the holiday season! It’s an awesome edible birdhouse with premium seed consisting of songbird’s favorites; black oil sunflower, safflower and millet. A decorative pine cone on top lets you add peanut butter or even spreadable suet for more variety and a calorie-packed winter treat.
Festively designed to bring smiles to recipients and birds, the gift keeps on giving well into spring. The 1.5-inch entry accommodates bluebirds, downy woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees and many others who’d be happy to call this place home!
Once the seed is consumed, the birdhouse may be stained, painted or just left natural to weather over time. A sturdy hook on top lets you easily hang the abode from a quiet branch in the yard. It’ll be hosting a family in no time. Keep the house up year-round to offer a roosting spot on cold nights. During inclement weather, birds may also seek shelter inside the cozy digs.
During rough winter weather, it’s important to remember the resident birds. Food, water and shelter will keep feathered friends around your place through the long cold season. The Chalet is a gift that lasts, for feeding activity now, and for many spring seasons as a useful birdhouse.
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Kudos to the company who makes this edible birdhouse, because that’s all they do… specialty wild bird treats. And birds will tell you they do the job right! The Birdies Bed Breakfast not only looks good for an awesome present, it keeps on giving too.
Really like two gifts in one, a bird feeder at first, so the recipient gets an excuse to sit back, relax and enjoy watching some resident birds. It then becomes a real nesting site for spring. They may even catch someone roosting inside on a blustery day trying to escape the elements.
With 1.5-inch entry, it’s perfect for bluebirds, chickadees, warblers, wrens and other favored songbirds. The full size wooden house beneath the quality seed may be stained or painted, or even left natural to weather over time. A sturdy hook’s attached for easy hanging… just keep it away from squirrels!
Best to use edible birdhouses in sheltered areas as feeders, or with baffles or weather guards. They’ll feed more birds over a longer time if protected from harsh weather and pesky critters. Once the seed’s consumed, the house should be hung from a branch in a quiet part of the yard.
Keep watch in early spring (sure hope it’s earlier than last year) when local birds start claiming nest sites and attracting mates to raise their young. Now, what mama bird wouldn’t be totally impressed with digs like these?
They may only seem like a “gift type” item, but edible birdhouses actually provide several uses for wild birds. Especially during busy migration times, they make an excellent food source with high quality seed for birds along southern migratory routes.
Once the seed’s been picked off, your resident birds will find a cozy roost for cold winter nights. These full size wren houses are well suited for chickadees, titmice and of course local wrens. Some birds may even line their roosts with dried grasses, leaves, or other nest type materials to further insulate themselves from the elements. Locals like bluebirds are more apt to huddle together, retaining body heat for added warmth. Because they’re real wooden structures beneath the seed, these edible houses may be stained or painted to further preserve them.
Nesting! Come spring and the busy nesting season, smaller songbirds find these spots the perfect place to nest and raise their young. Complete with sturdy hook for quick hanging, a branch provides an optimal spot for them… unless you have squirrels around the yard! But this is easily remedied with the use of a hanging baffle to foil the pesky critters.
So it’s not only a killer gift for any nature enthusiast, an edible birdhouse will serve birds well… throughout the year!
Decorated with detailed whimsy and premium seed, it’s almost too tough to put this one outside!
Wild birds will flip for the Bed & Breakfast Chalet… twice over. Once the seed’s gone, the slightly larger entrance offers a great nesting site for most small to medium size backyard birds… even bluebirds. It also provides a cozy shelter or roost during the off-season, when nesting isn’t happening.
But you want it to last as a feeder? Most importantly, keep away from squirrels, they’ll have a field day with any birdseed ornament or edible birdhouse that’s not protected. And rain – that’s a bummer too and will take it’s toll on ruining seed prematurely. Placing the bird feeder/birdhouse in a sheltered area, or using a weather guard or squirrel baffle is highly recommended for use as a feeder. Seed will last much longer to feed more birds.
When you’re ready for the housing, simply hang the chalet from a branch or pole in a semi-quiet part of the yard. A shady area is best suited as direct sunlight is not good for nestlings. The house may be stained, painted or left natural to weather over time. This adds yet another dimension to your gift-allowing for some creativity. The recipient may paint it any way that tickles their fancy… birds won’t even mind a bit should the colors or pattern turn out hideous 🙂
Does it really look that? Absolutely, and with every detail. Festive seed treats and edible birdhouses are spectacular gifts for any gardening buff, nature enthusiast, or birding fanatic-like us. Any holiday leftovers already have a chosen spot in our yard… guaranteed!
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The trick is finding that special something for the one who has everything. If they happen to be tree huggers, or even the least bit into wild birds… look no further! Holiday wooden birdhouses are guaranteed to bring big smiles, and for the birds too. Even though we’re not anywhere near nesting season, these fun bird homes make awesome roosting spots on cold nights. They’re gifts that last and actually get utilized. Edible birdhouses are another fantastic idea too, you get the feeder plus a real birdhouse once the seed’s consumed. They’re festive, colorful, and oh so fun!
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With cooler weather heading our way, the natural foods birds forage for will become more scarce. Insect populations are dying off, and the once vivid flowers seed heads’ of late summer and fall have pretty much been picked over. Now’s the time when birds (and squirrels) are caching food in tree cavities and crevices for winter feeding. Woodpeckers, chickadees and titmice are famous for this behavior. Some birds will even steal others caches!
It’s definitely the time to gear up in the bird feeding department if you happen to partake. Suet always offers a calorie-packed meal for most backyard birds. But in the fun department, big seed ornaments and the wren casita edible birdhouse are back!
Coated with premium seed, nuts and fruit, these big ornaments are an excellent food source for birds and some even make real houses for nesting and roosting once the seed’s been consumed.
Birdie Cottages are other edible houses that offer a cozy roost for smaller songbirds. In a set of two cottages, there’s one to keep and one to give!
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Although it makes an awesome feeder, the All Season’s Wren Casita edible birdhouse is the perfect nest site-for more than just wrens. Some folks have inquired how to re-seed them for extended use as feeders. I suppose peanut butter might work as a good base… but the manufacturer sure isn’t giving away their secret so fast!
So just how does one encourage nesting? It’s all about habitat, so start by offering a fresh water source. No fancy-pants birdbath needed, (unless you’d like one in your yard) something as simple as a plant saucer filled with water works great. On the deck, step, rail, tree stump…wherever! Drill three holes in the sides of a plastic one and make a quick hanging bath should ground predators lurk in your yard (cats). Optimal depth is just 2-3 inches for birds to bathe and wade comfortably. If your dish or saucer is deeper, consider a large rock in the center for birds to perch, or lining the bottom with river rock, or a few layers of pebbles.
Next… nesting materials! Again, you can do this one yourself, no fancy store-bought kits necessary (but we do offer some cool ones). Figure out a vessel to hold the materials; a suet cage works great, as does a mesh produce bag from the grocery store (like the kind apples come in). Then start to gather the goods! Some favorites include:
- Decorative mosses like Spanish, sphagnum, green sheet moss, raffia, and that dried straw stuff. Pluck some from one of your house plants!
- Feathers are adored by tree swallows, and bluebirds have been known to add a few here and there as well. Really cheap at a craft store, or any un-dyed feather duster will do-preferably clean.
- Bright cotton yarns, save these from anywhere you can
- Pet hair is huge favorite of chickadees, titmice, wrens and others. (Not recommended if treated with flea/tick medication)
Live anywhere near a horse farm? Horse hair is the best, and we give it away in the spring! The key is to get the materials out before nesting season actually starts. That way birds see it and become familiar, knowing that when it’s time, the goods are right there for the pickins! Avoid placing materials in any birdhouses as avian amigos prefer to do their own decorating! Simply hang from a branch where they’ll see it. Also, don’t pack the vessel too tightly, as you’ll want the materials to dry quickly after a rain shower.
Offering nesting materials will absolutely encourage nest building around your yard, and extend the use of that edible birdhouse!
Thanks for housing the birds 🙂
Scorching temperatures and lack of rain have left most of the country in the dust-literally. For wildlife, these extended conditions prove to be daunting. It’s difficult to find food and water, and even more critical when raising young. Birds in our yard have actually been taking seed from feeders to feed fledgelings, Cardinals and Thrashers to be exact. Mother Nature’s device of “survival of the fittest” is in full swing this summer.
So as far as feeding birds in summer… why wouldn’t you? Food sources are scarce, and supplemental feeding may mean the difference between life or death for some baby birds.
This edible birdhouse provides seeds for lots of resident songbirds. If protected from the elements and squirrels, it should last a while. And even if the seed goes faster than anticipated, you’re left with a real wren house that provides a perfect nesting site for next season. The wooden house beneath the seed may be stained, painted, or left natural. During the “off-season”, the house makes for a great roosting spot too. Appropriately named the “All-Seasons Wren Casita” it makes a fantastic gift for any birder or nature enthusiast… or even for yourself!
Be kind to wildlife and offer fresh water if you’re in a drought-stricken area. A shallow bowl of water makes a swell birdbath, even a plant saucer is great. Just keep water fresh and birds will come!
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, gifts of nature are always a perfect choice for bird-lovers, garden addicts and the like. Hmmmm… Bird house or bird feeder?
This groovy Wren Casita is both! A real, full-size wooden wren house is revealed once the premium birdseed has been consumed. Layered with millet, safflower and sunflower, it proves a tasty treat for your avian amigos. Chickadees, finches, and titmice are a few who will flock to this feeder. These unique birdhouses may be painted in a whimsical design, stained, or just left natural to weather over time. The decorative flowers and stems on the Wren Casita may be used by some birds for nest material as well.
For use as feeder, just hang this unique birdhouse from a tree limb or hanger in view where you’ll be able to watch the action. As with all bird seed, best results will be obtained when it’s protected from the elements and pesky squirrels. For use as a birdhouse, simply hang the Wren Casita in a secluded part of the yard, or mount to a post or tree trunk approximately six to ten feet from the ground.
Surprise your Valentine with an edible birdhouse that will provide a critical nesting site for many seasons to come. Please help house the birds!