Ever since I moved the table, I haven't been able to see the bird feeder very well from my chair. So, I decided to put another feeder outside over the chicken house. This is only about three feet from where I sit. It took a few days, but the birds found their new food source and started happily chowing down. I feel surrounded by birds now because they still use the original feeder as well.
A few years ago, raccoons found the feeders and ate the birdseed, and eventually the chickens. Once I realized what was happening I moved the feeders. I am taking a chance putting them back there, but the chickens are more secure now. And the raccoons can't get inside the coop, which is what happened before. If I've made a mistake I will be devastated.