|Dimensions||28"h x 8.3"w x 8.3"d|
|Construction||UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal|
|Instruction Manual||Click here for the Yankee Dipper instruction manual.|
|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.|
Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place a 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.
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.
- Replacement Tube for the Yankee Flipper, Dipper, Tipper, and Whipper Sunflower/ Mixed Seed Feeders (YF30-55)
- Yankee Dipper Replacement Springs for Perch Assembly (YCPD-PS4)
- Yankee Dipper Cap and Bail Wire Assembly
- Yankee Dipper Replacement Perch Assembly
Birds That Use This Feeder
Type Of Feed
This feeder was an excellent way to keep the smaller birds fed, until the larger birds figured out the perch only drops so far down. Once they got past the perch drop fear, they could happily empty the feeder. I could live with that however, even after installing a rain dome, the rain seems to collect in the feeder causing the feed to get wet, which then goes moldy. To me, this is a design issue. For the cost of the feeder, I am not happy with this product. It's too bad as I can see the care and craftsmanship in the product and quality parts. Sadly, I have wasted close to $200 Canadian on it too.
Hello Linda, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. An option for deterring bully birds is to change the type of seed in your feeder. Try substituting your usual mixed seed or sunflower seed with safflower seed. Most songbirds enjoy safflower seed but bully birds will typically avoid it. After using safflower seed for a few weeks you can try using your regular seed mix. In most cases, the bully birds will not return to the feeder after the safflower seed has been offered. We are sorry to hear that your feeder is collecting moisture. This could be due to a hairline crack, or heavy rain that is being blown sideways as opposed to straight down. If there is severe weather, we recommend bringing the feeder indoors until it passes. Please examine your tube for any hairline cracks, to be sure there is no moisture leaking inside. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock, and happy birding!
I have a New Generation (Blue) Yankee Dipper. It is in fact squirrel proof. I have it hanging from a pole off my deck railing and try as he might the squirrel can not get to the seed. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for the blue jays and large black birds. I thought when I bought it that it was designed for nothing larger than a cardinal. The large black birds chase the smaller song birds away and are eating the seed faster than I can fill it. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions.
Hello Katherine, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We have developed springs with 75% tension, so that it takes less weight to activate the collapsing-perch mechanism, which is pre-calibrated for the heavier weight of the squirrels. With the reduced tension, you should have more success deterring starlings, grackles, and other “nuisance” birds. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Full Name, Address, and Phone Number for shipping purposes, and I’ll place the order for a set of 75% tension springs, at no charge! We’ll also send along the installation instructions. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We look forward to get you back to feeding the birds!
The squirrels in our yard have learned to hang under the bottom of both the Yankee Dipper and the Yankee Tipper to eat from the bird feeder by holding on to the front and back while they eat. I was really hoping these bird feeders would solve our squirrel problem in feeding the birds
Hello Ronnie, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. I am sorry that you’re having no success at all deterring squirrels from your feeders. Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals. One of the biggest challenges to feeding wild birds—our own challenge too—is deterring squirrels. We work on a daily basis to create quality products and cultivate good advice that will help us all win this fight. I can completely sympathize with your squirrel frustration. My goal is to help restore your faith in our products by offering you some squirrel-proof advice. The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on, so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success. If you make sure to properly place any of our squirrel-proof feeders, I am confident that you will start having success in deterring the squirrels. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm (Mon-Thurs) & 7:30am – 2pm (Fri) EST. We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!
love it, best bird feeder yet.... my only concern is the clogging after it rains at the outlets ... not sure if I need to use a different kind of seed. I buy a higher end seed that is a mix of seeds for finches... any suggestions? regardless I highly recommend it.
Hi Jim, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with the ports clogging after it rains. We recommend cleaning your feeder after precipitation to prevent wet seed hulls from building up. You may also want to consider relocating your feeder to an area in your yard that gets coverage from precipitation, or purchasing a weather guard. I hope this information helps!