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Serving Dish As Bird Bath

I wanted a bird bath, but did not want something that my son would try to tip over. So I went to a discount store and found a large shallow glazed serving dish, the one I found happened to be in the shape of a yellow chick, but there were more traditional round or square ones. I put it in the garden right on the ground with some mulch around it to hold it in place, and filled it with water.

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The birds love it and, during the recent drought we have had, I have seen my local family of bunnies coming in for a drink as well.

Total cost: about $3.50, much less than a designer birdbath. And the glazed surface makes it easy to keep clean! I actually just run it through the dishwasher about once a week.

By Regina from Rochester, NY

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

What a good and simple idea! I just made a birdbath out of a 4 foot high PVC pipe and a hub cap. I just used "Glue All" to put the hub cap on top of the pipe and stuck it in the ground. It worked.

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Donita in Colorado

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

I love the idea, but, as I have three cats, I will need to put the bath some distance from the ground and not permanently fixed, so that I can clean it. Could anyone help me with an idea(s)?
Thank you!
Kind regards

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

Some really creative ideas here...lets combine the birdbath with Renee in Slatedale, PA's pond! (www.thriftyfun.com/tf78983434.tip.html) Can you imagine the beauty???

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God Bless,
Sheila in Titusville, FL

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Great ideas! Sure makes my terra cotta saucer look plain. Yet the birds don't seem to mind it...

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