how can I make my own homemade hummingbird food?

how can I make my own homemade hummingbird food?

30 May, 2010 (01:23) | hummingbird food | By: admin

Boil Water, Add Sugar, Food Coloring(optional), cool & serve

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Comment from Little Ms Taz chic
Time May 30, 2010 at 7:01 am

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Comment from ihatephilcollins
Time May 30, 2010 at 7:43 am

i rhink its just flour and sugar and water… but i know i’m wrong…. i would suggst you just buy a box since its like a dollar…. but i know thats not the answer you’re looking for.
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Comment from cockermom
Time May 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

Water and red food coloring. You can put a little sugar in it too — but don’t keep it long — it could ferment!
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Comment from jim
Time May 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

They really like pork chops. Just hang a few in your back yard and get those cameras ready!
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Comment from twinkid2003
Time May 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

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Comment from spookareus
Time May 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

Caramal syrup and red food coloring.
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Comment from #1 Stunna
Time May 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

Boil Water, Add Sugar, Food Coloring(optional), cool & serve
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Comment from lovebird mania
Time May 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

Boil 3parts water, 1 part sugar, until the sugar is disolved, refrigerate, i think thats it, maybe not.Try googleing it!
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Comment from alexis t
Time May 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

sugar and water or you can just buy a box at a store it would eb a little bit easier
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Comment from froggie-went-a-courtin-ah-ha
Time May 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

This is how we normal people have been doing this for years and the hummingbirds show up even into October.
Use 1/4 cup (minimum) refined sugar to 1 cup water. Stir well, then add to a clean glass hummingbird bottle. Only mix up what you need, then you don’t have to worry about refrigeration.
If your water is chlorinated, buy drinking water, a gallon at a time from any store. If you notice the water becomes cloudy after a few days hanging outside, discard it and wash the containers well and fill again. Food coloring is not necessary. Do not ever use any artificial sweeteners. These will harm thee hummingbird. The hummingbird has a high metabolism and will return to the feeder many times during the day. We usually put ours up April 15th and don’t take them down until the end of October just in case there are any stragglers dragging down from Canada. Keep ants away by putting Vaseline on the hanging wire. Hummingbirds eat insects and flower nectar also.
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Comment from lukehart1960
Time May 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

the best advice is go to a great site for anything you need to know about hummingbirds.— hummingbird food– is1 to 4 ratio or 1cup white cane sugar to 4 parts tap water no need to boil water or add red food dye -food dye could be harmful to hummingbirds.good luck..
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