Stop Birds from Stealing Your Blueberries

Birds Kept Eating all Our Blueberries

A long time ago, we planted a bunch of blueberries. We planted 5 bushes total of 3 different types to grow as many blueberries as possible. Each year we got more and more blueberries, but we also have lots of birds. We have so many birds now, you can even hear them in the background on the video above. The problem was the birds were eating all of our blueberries. Luckily, my Dad and I came up with a way to stop the birds from eating all our blueberries. We built a blueberry cage!


PVC pipe fittings for Blueberry Cage

Blueberry Cage Keeps Birds Away

The solution was that my Dad and I built a blueberry cage to keep the birds away. We built it on Father's Day last year. It wasn't very expensive, it was pretty easy to make, and we only needed a few things to make it. We made it out of 

  • 3/4 inch PVC pipe
  • Garden mesh netting
  • Zip ties

By the way the PVC pipe we used is called "Schedule 40". Some people still call it "Charlotte Pipe". If you leave it out in the sun year-round, sunlight can break it down. To protect the pipe, you could paint it, but we just take it down at the end of the season and store it in the garage for next year.

Heavy Duty Bird Netting

  • Protects blueberry bushes
  • Extra Strong Garden Net
  • Reusable
PVC pipe and fittings for blueberry cage

Get the Blueberry Cage Plans!

This was a fun project to build with my Dad. It didn't take long, and there aren't many pieces to put together. Plus, we got to eat more bluberries.  If you want us to post the plans, please comment down below.  If there are enough comments and likes below we can make it so you can download the plans and make your own blueberry cage.

How to Grow Better Bluberries 

  • Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide
  • Blueberries, Cranberries and Other Vacciniums
  • Five Stars!
Father and Son Blueberry Cage Project

The Cage Has Worked Great

The blueberry cage works great. It has been very sucsessful this year. We still have a lot of birds, but now we also get to eat lots of blueberries!

P.S. Remember to please comment down below and tell us if you want us to put up the blueberry cage plans so you can download them and build a blueberry cage of your own!

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About the Author Alex Simmons

Alex Simmons enjoys helping his Dad do projects that help make their home better. Check out his posts, "Blueberry Cage Keeps Birds Away" and "Cool Books for Kids Stuck at Home"!

  • Cindy Santoro says:

    Good job Alex and Dad! Enjoy your blueberries!

  • Papa Ron says:

    Alex you did a great job explaining the blueberry cage that you and your Dad made.
    The berries look good also.

  • Nelly Salcedo says:

    Loved the blueberry cage!!! It might work for my tomatoes too or if I start a veggie garden

  • Martha Fletcher says:

    I need this! My first year of blueberries was a failure due to the birds.

  • Chris says:

    Great job!

  • Patti says:

    Excellent job Alex. What an awesome way to spend Father’s Day. Pls save me some blueberries:)

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