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What can I use for finch sock?

Posted by mdunkin z10 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 07 at 17:17

I have a unique birdcage without a bottom (decorative in style, not meant for real birds), that I want to hang in the garden to attract finches. Where do I get a finch sock for cheap? (Ebay wants to much with shipping). Is it something I can buy at a fabric store and make, or what else can I use to store the seeds that is wide enough for them to get to it, but not wide enough to spill out.


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

Wal-Mart has them with the seed already in it. I was told years ago that the socks harbor diseases, so I tossed all mine out. They get filthy and moldy really fast, so that was another reason.


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

I agree that you'd do best by getting a bag made especially for this job. They are sturdy and can be refilled over and over again. I wash mine occasionally and give it a soak in some mild bleach water. The filled bag costs just a few dollars at Wal-Mart, etc.


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

I got mine at Wal-Mart also. I have heard some people say that pantyhose works well, but I have never tried it.


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 4, 07 at 11:24

The finch socks are only about $2.15 at our local hardware store. I keep a few on hand and rotate them...When one needs filling, I replace it with a fresh sock, and toss the empty in the washer with a load of jeans. The finches don't mind if it isn't white-white, just clean :)


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

Yup cheap, and they LOVE them, however Terryr has a good point, they need to be kept clean or they can spread disease, also need to be placed where they will not get wet and mold.


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RE: What can I use for finch sock?

i had my mom in law take a laundry bag and cut it up so as to make lots of smaller ones. I think i got it at a thrift store. just throwing my 3 cents in. Not just 2 cents.


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