How to Hang a Suet Holder

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Things You'll Need

  • Chain or twine
  • Suet cage or feeder
  • Suet block or crumbles
  • Screw hook (optional)

Hanging a suet holder can be quick and simple or a little complex, depending on where you want to put it. Ideally you should hang a suet holder in a spot that's at least 5 feet off the ground. Consider hanging the suet holder from a tree branch that's somewhat close to the trunk. Most suet-eating birds cling to tree trunks looking for insects, so placement near tree trunks can encourage suet-eating. But you don't have to hang it from a tree.

Step 1

Link a chain to the top end of the suet cage -- it should come with a chain. If you're using a makeshift feeder or dish, use a sturdy twine for hanging. The chain or string needs to be long enough to hook over a thick board or branch.

Step 2

Place a suet block in the cage, if applicable. Or if you're using suet crumbles, add some to the feeder.

Step 3

Attach a screw hook to the underside of your roof or patio's overhang. Drape the chain or string of the filled feeder over the hook. If available, thread the chain or twine over an overhead board instead. For hanging from a tree, wrap the feeder's chain or string around a branch in a nearby tree.

Step 4

Observe the suet feeder for several days. You might have to make some location adjustments, depending on if the birds find the food, before finding a permanent spot for the feeder.

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