We've tried all the things
No matter what we do, hummingbirds will not visit our backyard. I'm wondering if it's because of something that's repelling them. For example, I have chives planted near the hummingbird feeder. Do hummingbirds hate chives? We live next to a very busy, loud road. Our backyard is 50 or so feet away from the road and quiet and shielded from the street, but is that a possible reason?
We have homemade nectar, we have store-bought nectar. We have all kinds of red flowers. We saw a hummingbird fly through our backyard about 5 years ago and now my husband is obsessed with trying to lure them. We have tons of bird feeders and so many species of birds in our backyard, it's like an avian paradise. Everyone in the neighborhood has hummingbirds coming to their feeders except us.
We clean the nectar feeders weekly, and replace the nectar weekly as well. Since we're doing everything right (?), now I can't help but think we have something objectionable in our yard that's keeping them away. The chives? A huge black walnut tree? The busy street? Giant banks of day lilies? Too many other birds? Any ideas what it might be, or know of any hummingbird deterrents we aren't aware of? We have no dogs or cats. We live in Pennsylvania, if that matters.