Last year we put our bird feeders on a standard Shepherds Hook type of thing. It worked fine until something pretty heavy decided to bend the 5 foot hook to the ground. It looked like a big “U” when we found it. The plastic feeder was destroyed and the biggest piece remaining was about 2 inches. We were not sure if it was a bear or a raccoon that decided it was hungry enough to due it in.
Last weekend we decided to get the birds ready for this winter and wanted to try to do a better job and install a stronger system. We picked up a 6 foot piece of Chain-Link fence post from Lowe’s and used the fence post hand pounder to get it into the ground. We put a cap on it, a hook and hung the feeder. We will see how it holds up this winter.