Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a bird feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place your bird feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from. When hanging from a pole by a hook, it is recommended that the hook have at least a 16” distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proof success.
Cleaning: Dirty bird feeders spread disease. We recommend cleaning your feeders weekly, or monthly at a minimum. Do not put your feeder in the dishwasher as the high temperatures can permanently damage the feeder parts. Clean your feeders outdoors with a large bucket, and always wear gloves when cleaning. Soak your feeder in a 9:1 solution of water and bleach for 15 minutes. Then use a bird feeder brush to scrub the feeder with dish soap and water. Refill when completely dry.
|Dimensions||19"h x 12"w x 19"d|
|Mounting||Pole-mount with included pole system|
|Construction||UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal pole|
|Warranty||Droll Yankees Forever Promise|
|Made In||USA & Taiwan|
|Prop 65 Warning||WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.|
2 Year Manufacturing Warranty: Register your product online here. Once you register, the Forever Promise covers all feeders, accessories and components from manufacturing and materials defects for 2 years or 24 months from date of purchase. Droll Yankees will repair or replace, at its discretion, any manufacturing defect in these products free of charge. The Forever Promise does not cover damage through normal wear and tear, weather, or bear, raccoon or other animal damage.
Lifetime Squirrel-Damage Warranty: If your feeder is badly damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the feeder is compromised, The Forever Promise also includes a lifetime warranty against squirrel damage on all our products.
Birds That Use This Feeder
Type Of Feed
Very effective for offering seed and blocking squirrels
I'll start review with brief negatives though overall quite positive for me. The features list you put up is a bit misleading as to one aspect. The lid covering the see does protect the seed quite well from the elements. It does not, however, provide much protection from the elements (rain, snow) for the seed collecting in the feeding tray part. I mean, how could it, really? Unless the wet stuff is falling straight down, the seed in the feeding area will get wet. I try to overcome this to some extent by making the seed opening on the cylinder as small as possible. When it's really cold out I open this up a bit to lessen the energy expenditure of the birds in their food quest. Another negative is that on my first unit, one of the legs (of the three) of the base tripod broke at the weld, rendering the stance a tad unstable. I've overcome this with some rocks and wood wedges pounded in alongside the pole. I do not have the feeder charged with seed in warm weather (I'm in the Northeast), so when the ground softens up it doesn't matter to me. In response to comments on the slipperiness of the platform, I've noticed this as well, but my observation has been that the difficulty is only temporary. The birds seem to figure it out pretty quickly. My frequent/daily visitors lately have been house finches, cardinals, blue jays, black capped chickadees, house sparrows. Carolina wrens are coming as well, also getting to the separate suet feeder (protected by a cone shaped dome, also maybe a Droll Yankee product). Mourning doves sporadically. The ground position of course taken up by dark eyed juncos. I typically stop feeding when the troops of grackles appear in spring. They make short work of the seed stores. They are beautiful, but I leave them to their own devices. I have one jacunda and bought one as a gift for my bird watcher significant other. She loves it. PS: yes, the opening of the pole on top is an issue. Water will go down the tube, collect at the bottom and lead to corrosion. I believe there is a 4 inch or so plastic extension (threaded on top) which fits into the top of the pole for adding a tube feeder or something. Just slip this in and I think it solves the problem. Or, cover that hole with duct tape. Or, plug it with a bit of clay, maybe even a gob of packed plumber's putty.
Hello Docbobbyk, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Auger, 6 lb. capacity. We are delighted to see your overall satisfaction with this feeder and its features. We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to share this with our Product Development and Design Team to take into consideration. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Consumer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for flying with our flock!
Save your money
This is horrible to clean. A waste of money.
Hello Elena, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Auger, 6 lb. capacity, 19 in. diameter. We are sorry that you are not satisfied with this feeder. We would love to speak with you regarding this feeder. Feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or email@example.com. Thank you for flying with our flock!
The enjoyed feeder for several years before the pigeons came. Now the pigeons sit in the feeder and clean it out. Any suggestions?
Hello Cynthia, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Auger, 6 lb. capacity, 19 in. diameter. Unfortunately, with the size of this feeder it will attract larger birds. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for flying with our flock!
This is a well made feeder that the squirrels and chipmunks haven't been able to access, one of the primary reasons for purchasing it. The other reason was to encourage the cardinals to our yard. We currently have a Squirrel Buster, a great feeder, but the cardinals don't like to sit on the perch ring, and only eat what can be found on the ground under it. The new feeder has been up for about a month now, and the finches love it, but the cardinals don't even seem to notice that it's there. I'm hoping that will change! Also, the cap to cover the pole was not included in the package, and I noticed from another review that there should be one. Could I get one, please?
Hi Susan, Thank you for your review of the Droll Yankees Jagunda Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Auger. Birds can be picky so we hope the cardinals start to use it soon for you! We are sorry that the Collet Knob was not included in the packaging. We can definitely send you one, free of charge. We will have someone from our Customer Service Team reach out to you via email, to get this order placed for you. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164. Thank you for flying with our flock!
This is a large capacity feeder which has the ability to restrict the seed flow into the tray. This is very effective in reducing seed waste. The feeder also protects seed from moisture in the feeder so no more seed clogs and nasty mold. Very happy with this feeder.