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
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!
Excellent. The birds love it, and I don't need to fill it as often as the smaller one it replaced.
Hi Carol, Thank you for your review of the Droll Yankees® Yankee Blocker® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, 4.25 lb. capacity, 23 in., Gunmetal. We are delighted to know that the birds love this feeder and so do 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!
Solid design with a weak point
This was a replacement for the identical item which was broken in a 10-foot fall when the cable from which it was supported came loose. A weak point in this otherwise solid design is the simple L-bend in the supporting loop to hold it the very robust top.
Hi Thomas, Thank you for your review of the Droll Yankees Blocker Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our Product Development and Design Team as well as our Engineers. 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!
I have finally outfoxed the squirrels. The feeder works just as advertised. I figure that what I will save on sunflower seeds that the squirrels usually eat, the new feeder will pay for itself in a year!
Needs some tweaking..had to remove the rain guard before the Blue Jays would use it...would be good if the rain guard could be moved up and down the tube. Had some difficulty with the perches falling out if they are fully extended to longest length...would be good if there was a “stop” inside that would prevent this .. easy to fill and very attractive feeder
Hi Jean, Thank you for your review of the Droll Yankee Blocker Squirrel Proof Feeder. We appreciate you taking the time to give us this valuable feedback. We will be sure to share these suggestions with our product development and design team, so they can keep it in mind for future product improvements. In the future, if you ever have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164, and they would be happy to assist you. We do have replacement parts for this feeder, and it is covered under our Droll Yankee Forever Guarantee Warranty as well. Thank you for flying with our flock!