Big Top® Bird Feeder (BTG)

$91.99

Big Top® Bird Feeder (BTG)

Rated 4.27 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$91.99

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SKU: BTG

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The Big Top® Bird Feeder is comprised of a squirrel-resistant dome and a large seed bowl. The Big Top’s 15 in. dome offers weather protection for feeding birds, as well as the option to only allow access to birds up to a certain size to feed.

  • Generous 15 in. wide dome protects seed from squirrels, large birds and bad weather
  • Dome is height-adjustable to exclude or allow large birds to feed
  • Seed bowl holds 3 lb. of seed and features eight feeding ports below to accommodate clinging birds
  • UV-stabilized polycarbonate won’t yellow with age
  • Adjustable seed ports to manage seed flow
  • Perfect for arthritic fingers
  • Hangs from the brass rod
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Add perching space to the Big Top Bird Feeder by adding a Big Top Perch (not included)

Click here to view or download the Big Top Bird Feeder instruction manual.

The generous 15 in. wide, height adjustable dome of the Big Top® Bird Feeder protects seed from squirrels, large birds, and bad weather.

The dome can be raised or lowered to control the size of birds that can access the seed bowl, which can hold three pounds. Eight adjustable seed ports under the bowl regulate the flow of seed and allow clinging birds to feed. The Big Top Bird Feeder is constructed of a sturdy UV stabilized polycarbonate that will not yellow with age. Backed by Droll Yankees Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage and proudly made in the U.S.A.

Birds that use this feeder: Blackbirds, Bluebirds, Cardinals, Chickadees, Doves, Finches, Flickers, Goldfinches, Grackles, Grosbeaks, Jays, Juncos, Kinglets, Mockingbirds, Nuthatches, Redpolls, Siskins, Sparrows, Starlings, Titmice, Towhees, Woodpeckers and Wrens

More information about versatile feeders like this one: Bird feeders that offer different foods allow for a variety of different visitors to that feeder. Consider changing your food offerings throughout the year to see which birds you can attract. Some food suggestions are suet balls, sunflower seed, mealworms, safflower seed, white proso millet and premium seed mixes.

Feeding wild birds is one of the best ways to impact the world around you. The simple act of putting out a bird feeder and keeping it clean and full can greatly improve the chances that birds and their offspring will survive. Many backyard bird watchers believe that birds only benefit from feeders during certain times of the year. However, birds actually have a year-round need for reliable, steady food sources.

Please! For the sake of the birds, keep your feeder clean! Dirty feeders spread disease. Soak all parts in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Use a Droll Yankees Bird Feeder Brush to brush away grime inside the tube.

Dimensions 15 x 15 x 22 in
Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

Seed or feed options

Sunflower seed, mixed seed, peanut chunks, safflower seed, and sunflower kernels

Construction

UV-stabilized polycarbonate and brass rod

Capacity

3 quarts, 3 lbs; 8 ports

Mounting

Must be hung

Which seed tray would you recommend for this product?

Unfortunately, this feeder is not compatible with our seed trays. However, you can add the Big Top Perch to this feeder.

How do I purchase replacement parts?

Replacement parts are available for purchase over the phone. To place an order, please give us a call at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our customer service reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We look forward to getting you back to feeding birds!

11 reviews for Big Top® Bird Feeder (BTG)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    JOHN

    THE BEST BIRD FEEDER EVER. I HANG IT FROM A TREE LIMB BY WIRE AND PULLEY SO i CAN LOWER IT TO FILL. THE FEED LASTS ALMOST A WEEK, SO RESTOCKING IS A WEEKEND CHORE. I LOVE TO WATCH SQUIRRELS TRY TO COME DOWN FROM THE TOP TO TRY TO GET IN. RARELY DO THEY SUCCEED AS THEY DROP OFF TO THE BUSHES BELOW…BUT ONE IN A WHILE THEY DO! WHEN I ATTACHED WITH ROPE, THEY CHEWED THROUGH THE ROPE..DON’T USE ROPE!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    jspi

    This is the best feeder I’ve ever used. It’s big so it doesn’t have to be filled as often, and squirrels can’t get past the dome. I hang it from a pole attached to our deck. The only thing it needs to be perfect is a hook to screw onto the bottom for adding a suet feeder.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat Chopra

    This is the best bird feeder. Have been using for over thirty years and finally needs the part that holds the seeds replaced. This feeder keeps the weather out, is squirrel resistant and protects the birds from many predators. Nothing like it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Warren Turner

    Best bird feeder ever built. I have two. One is about 45 years old and the “new one” is around 25 years old. I feed about 300 lbs of feed a year ( oil sunflower) so they are always busy. Just this week, the older one lost a battle with a possum and it broke the dark green seed feeder on the bottom. Does the warrenty cover possum damage? Love your product !!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Walter Kanhofer

    I have owned a Big Top Feeder for probably 10 years. Once placed in the proper location, the squirrels have not been able to mount a successful attack on it. I like that is holds a lot of seed and that it allows birds to both eat while hanging from the feeder tray or entering the seed bowl. This allows it to attract a wider range of birds. It has also been a very durable feed, holding together while attacked by both squirrels and racoons.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    phil pearson

    I love my D.Y. Big Top feeder! I do have a problem though with the little O ring on top. It leaks and I have not been able to find the replacements. Rainwater leaks into the seeds and causes mold very quickly. I would buy a pkg of them if I knew where and how much. ANY SUGGESTIONS? TIA.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Phil,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the O ring on your Big Top Feeder. Replacement O rings are available to purchase over the phone. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to directly handle your case. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    We have used this feeder for more than twenty years. It is a backyard favorite.

  8. Rated 1 out of 5

    Joan ob

    Sorry to even give this a 1 star as a squirrel proof feeder. Ha! I could have put a bowl of bird food on the ground for the squirrels. What a waste of money

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Joan,
      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 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Smith

    I offer only black oil sunflower seed here – Central Texas. I had worked a B7 Classic with a big dome cover for 25 years plus. Guessing I ran 4,000 pounds (plus) of black oiled seed thru that same tube over that span of use…
    Recently purchased a Big Top – with extra perch. it looks very cool hanging from the branch of a Live Oak Tree. The additional perch seems a bit expansive and squirrel friendly. Is there a smaller – more compact option (less diameter). It looks Squirrel Invitational. I can always remove the additional perch BT Perch – if the squirrels get onto it.
    Thank You.
    Just Wondering . ..

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi James,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Although we offer several other platform feeders, the Big Top Feeder is the only squirrel-proof option in that style.

      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 or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success.

      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 hope this helps you get back to feeding birds, not squirrels!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bruno Caron

    At last a bird feeder really squirrel-proof. They’ve been trying to get hold of the seeds for several weeks now and they have been unsuccessfull to my pleasure.

  11. Rated 1 out of 5

    Rich

    This bird feeder was NOT squirrel proof. I had squirrels unhooking and knocking the tray out and onto the ground after one day. Finally I had to bend the hooks together to keep this from happening. Then the squirrels started to twist the feeder from the chain above. Eventually, it fell apart.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Rich,
      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 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!

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