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Wildlife Feeding Gifts: When you send bird feeders you send two gifts: the feeders themselves, and the moment they arrive. There's the knock at the door or the package on the porch. And the next thing that happens is your special someone's heart races with delight as they open a gift they will remember for years to come.

Feeder Delivery: At Hurley-Byrd, we do it differently and oversee every part of the process: from the buying of raw materials, to handcrafting the feeder, to the day your purchase arrives at the front door. We send freshly crafted feeders direct and bypass all the middlemen, which means better feeders and a better value. (Don't just take our word for it. Thousands of customers rate Hurley-Byrd "best value.") We believe in complete satisfaction and lasting value, too, which is why we guarantee a perfect feeder for you or your recipient , and also that your feeders will outlast all others available and will be enjoyed from the moment they arrive and for years to come. It's how Hurley-Byrd is changing how America feeds their wildlife.

Hurley-Byrd does it differently: We handcraft every feeder we sell. Beginning with our own designs, buying the finest western red cedar and crafting your feeders
to near perfection with a beautiful penetrating oil finish so they last for years. We take pride in every step of our service, too. From the moment you first interact with us, whether on our website or on the phone, to the delivery of your feeders and gifts and everything in between. We want to make owning and gift giving easy for you. So whether it's a simple thank you, a unique deer feeder or a whole feeding station for yourself, choose Hurley-Byrd and see what a difference our feeders really make. 

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Hurley-Byrd's Penetrating Oil Finish 
  It's the finish that makes a good feeder a Great Feeder!  
Accept no substitute for an outdoor finish.
Any finish other than a penetrating oil finish placed on an outdoor product is straight out inferior.
Spar urethanes, polyurethanes, shellacs, PAINT, etc... It matters little as they are topical finishes.
Anything but a high quality penetrating oil will flake away in short order.
The end result is a very ugly (and unsafe for your wildlife) product requiring frequent care.
Read below.

Doe and Her Fawns at Hurley-Byrd Feeder.
Black-capped Chickadee
Penetrating Oil Finish.

Our Search: 
It took three years to search out and test the
base material for our feeder finish. We still weren't satisfied and
wanted a better final product and after continual design and redesign, we achieved the exact finish we sought for years.

Why a Penetrating Oil Finish:
At left is an example of what the finish does to our already
beautiful feeders. It penetrates deep inside the wood and
displays the beautiful colors from within. 

Furthermore, our Penetrating Oil Finish is exactly that, a
penetrant. It's oils are absorbed into the lumber to
protect it from the harsh outdoor environment.

Never buy a feeder with a topical finish like urethanes or paints.
In short order, moisture gets under the finish and lifts it off the wood.
Obviously, what happens next is your precious wildlife consumes the harmful
material. Since our finish is absorbed into the wood, it cannot come
off and mix with your seed or feed.
AND YES, It's safe to both you and your animals.

How does it work:
Being a penetrating finish, it moves deep into the lumber and
 prevents moisture from entering. More importantly, our finish has a UV Ray
protective material added to complete the mix. The sun's harmful UV
Rays are the number one factor in the deterioration of outdoor lumbers.
UV protection adds years to your feeder and its beauty. 

How long does it last:
On average,our finish remains with your feeder for two to four years.
At that time you are welcome to refinish your feeder again. (Read this article 
on doing it right.) This simple process requires a quick cleaning, allow to
dry and simply wipe another coat on. If you wish, do nothing and
enjoy the beauty of the feeder as it ages naturally.

How does Hurley-Byrd apply this finish?
We don't just build a feeder and wipe a thin coat to the exposed areas.
We have integrated the finish process with the building process. In most
cases, the feeder's components are cut, shaped, sanded then dipped
into a large vat of finish for complete submersion and coverage.

We do this so each component of the feeder is as heavily penetrated as
possible, not just a superficial coating. Every nook and cranny of the feeder
will now have a perfect coat of finish. It is then allowed to drip and fully
penetrate before being hand rubbed to work it deep into the wood fibers.
Everything is then allowed to dry in our heated dry room.

Is this easy for us to do?
Absolutely not.
But this is a perfect example of why Hurley-Byrd and Hurley-Byrd alone
are crafters of the finest wildlife feeders in the country......probably the world.
The Ground Tray Feeders above and the Wren Boxes below are crafted of Western Red Cedar. As you can see, the colors come alive with the new finish. The Ground Tray Feeders in the top photo and Wren Box in the middle are not finished and are good comparisons of finished and unfinished products.
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Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: 877-363-0199 M-F 10-8 EST
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