- When should I take down my feeder so the
hummingbirds do not stay too long into the
fall or winter.
- Hummingbird migration is triggered by shorter days, not the amount of food.
Keep your feeders up until the birds have
completed migration through your area,
often into mid-October or later. Keeping
your feeders up will not cause otherwise
healthy birds to delay their
- How do I make a sugar and water mix for
my feeder. Do I have to buy a commercial
- It is easy to make your own hummingbird
solution. Mix one part sugar (not brown
sugar and not honey) with four parts
water. Bring the water to a hard boil and
let cool. Do not add red food
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Q - What is the best way to attract hummers to my feeder?
A - Use several small feeders spread throughout your yard, or even better, plant a hummingbird garden. See the section on attracting hummingbirds.
Q - How long is incubation for hummingbirds.
A - This varies a little by species. Hummingbirds usually lay one or two eggs that hatch within 2-3 weeks.
Q - How long do hummingbirds live?
A - The average age is about three years although some may live twice that long.