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||23.2"h x 9"w x 9"d|
|Construction||Steel, UV-stabilized polycarbonate|
|Warranty||Droll Yankees Forever Promise|
|Made In||USA & China|
|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
Based on observations so far (a month), I think birds preferred the old “cardinal rings” over the adjustable perchs.
Hi Jim, We are sorry to hear that the birds are not using this feeder. However, we are a bit unclear of the old cardinal rings you referred to. This feeder has always had adjustable perches and never had cardinal rings. Perhaps you are thinking of a different feeder or talking about two different feeders? We would like to offer you some advice on attracting birds to a new feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first. Temporarily placing the feeder near a shrub or tree where birds will feel safe can also encourage them to explore the new feeder (once they've discovered it, place it far enough away from a tree so that the squirrels won't get to it). Adding something like a colorful ribbon can also help, as the movement in the wind can make the birds feel like another bird has found the feeder to be safe. We would suggest temporarily removing other feeders in the area so that the birds must use the new one. Oddly enough, filling the feeder half-full seems to help attract the birds to the new feeder. We hope that the birds begin to use the feeder soon!
Very well made.
Sturdy and birds love it.
Hello Christopher, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Yankee Blocker® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, 4.25 lb. capacity. We are thrilled to hear your birds are loving it! 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!
Grandchildren love it
Hello Catherine, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Yankee Blocker® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, 4.25 lb. capacity. We are thrilled to hear your grandchildren love this feeder! 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 email@example.com. Thank you for flying with our flock!
I have had the Yankee Blocker Squirrel-Proof bird feeder 4.25# capacity for one year. Was happy with it until the plastic tube broke in two places where the screws hold it on. Can't use it now and no replacements to buy. For the high price, you would think one could get parts.
Hello Judy, Thank you for your review on Droll Yankees® Yankee Blocker® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, 4.25 lb. capacity. We would love to speak with you regarding this feeder! Feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team and they will be able to assist you in getting the replacement parts! You can reach our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for flying with our flock!
It is good but we had to make some adjustment
This is a very good feeder but the clear plastic part is too low so we took it off and put a larger dome at the very top. We just slid it down the wire at the top. The birds did not like that clear dome because it was too low. With the change we made, they are now loving it & the squirrels don't get any. lol
Hi Tina, Thanks for reaching out and taking the time to offer your suggestions on how we might make our Yankee Blocker better. I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. 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 email@example.com. Thank you for flying with our flock!