Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder (YF)

$194.99

Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder (YF)

Rated 3.29 out of 5 based on 42 customer ratings
(43 customer reviews)

$194.99

SKU: YF

The 5-lb. capacity Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder is a motor-driven, battery-powered, weight-activated squirrel-proof feeder. It allows the birds to eat and saves seed by keeping squirrels away.

  • Click to watch a video of the Yankee Flipper in action!
  • Motor-driven, battery-powered, weight-activated perch ring
  • Includes AC/DC adapter
  • Birds will not set it off, not even larger species like Woodpeckers and Cardinals. But the minute a squirrel hops on to the perch, the motor is triggered and the feeder begins spinning, taking the squirrel for a whirl before it loses its grip and is thrown gently from the perch.
  • The seed tube is generous in height, making it impossible for squirrels to hang down from the top reach seed
  • The four feeding ports are easily accessible via the perch ring
  • The heavy metal cap fits snugly on the tube to prevent squirrels from lifting it to reach the seed
  • The clear feeder tube makes the seed visible to the birds, a proven advantage. Made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate, it ensures long-lasting durability without yellowing. Its length and girth are designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed ports.
  • With a large 5 lb. capacity, you don’t need to refill your feeder every day
  • An internal baffle design keeps seed flowing freely to the ports
  • The Flipper looks great in any yard with the forest green powder-coated metal top and base
  • Hang the Flipper securely from its heavy duty signature looped stainless steel wire which reduces motion
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage to the feeder; one year Limited Warranty on electronics
  • Components made in the U.S.A and in Taiwan

 

Click here for the Yankee Flipper instruction manual.

 

Yankee Flipper replacement parts:

 

Droll Yankees
I own four Droll Yankees feeders: the green Yankee Flipper and three finch feeders of different lengths. Droll Yankees is the only feeder I would ever purchase...a great product, great service when you need it, and a warranty that is honored as written. Other feeders may look like Droll Yankees and cost less, but they usually don't last a season. It's a win-win...great product and made in the USA, I couldn't ask for more!!!

The entertaining Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder is a member of the Yankee Family of squirrel-proof feeders from Droll Yankees.

This motorized feeder will send squirrels on a wild ride and keep them away from your bird feeder.

The Yankee Flipper has a motorized perch ring that is specially calibrated to go off under the weight of a squirrel. The perch ring will accommodate bigger birds, like cardinals and woodpeckers, squirrels will be promptly discharged. The clear 17” UV stabilized polycarbonate seed tube is too long and large in circumference for squirrels to navigate. It will hold 5 pounds of seed that is only accessible from the ports around the perch ring. The clear polycarbonate helps you keep track of seed levels. A heavy, snug fitting cap sits firmly in place atop the feeder and can only be lifted by humans, not squirrels. The Yankee Flipper’s metal parts are powder coated in a lovely forest green that will resist chipping and fading. Hanging is a cinch with the sturdy stainless steel looped hanging wire. The feeder body is backed by Droll Yankees Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage, as well as a Limited Warranty on the electronic components.

Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a feeder squirrel-proof successful is the placement. Place a bird feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from. For hanging from a pole by a hook it is recommended that the hook have at least a 16” distance from the pole.

Feeding Sunflower Seeds: A favorite of almost every backyard feeder bird. They have easy to crack, thin shells and can be offered in a wide variety of feeder types, like platform, tube, and hopper feeders. These seeds also have a high fat content that is perfect for giving birds energy all year long, especially in winter.

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

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.

 

Weight 6.14 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 28.5 in
Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty on feeder; 1 year Limited Warranty on electronics

Seed or feed options

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

Construction

UV-stabilized polycarbonate, stainless steel bail wire and electronics

Capacity

5 lbs. of seed, 4 ports

Mounting

Must be hung

What seed trays are compatible with this feeder?

Unfortunately, none of our seed trays are compatible with the Yankee Flipper (the squirrels would be able to climb on the tray and this would likely obstruct the squirrel-proof features of the Flipper).

If you are using a mixed seed in your Yankee Flipper, the smaller seeds such as milo or millet could be coming out of the feeder due to their size and the rotating action of the Flipper perch ring, which could be making them fall out of the feeder more easily. We would recommend using exclusively black-oil sunflower seeds, as they stay inside the unit much better.

Is this feeder also rat-proof?

The Yankee Flipper is not guaranteed to be rat-proof. The Yankee Flipper is calibrated to activate at 8 oz. Depending on the species and size of rat in your area, rats weigh between 2.6-8.1 oz.

There are many reasons that rats might be attracted to your feeder area. The Wild Bird Feeding Industry’s network of scientists figured out that seeds alone (and any dry material) cannot attract rats if rats are not currently in the neighborhood. If there are rats in the area, they are there for another food source.

There are ways to discourage rats from invading your feeder area. I like to get my information from this article. Keep the area clean and try to keep excess seed from the ground beneath the feeder by regularly raking the area around the feeder and by using a catch tray below the feeder to catch spilled seed before it hits the ground. Ensure that your feeders are 4-5 feet above the ground, so as to make it harder for rats to access the seed. If the rats are extremely active, I would even recommend bringing in your feeders inside at night. Make sure to use birdseed that birds actually like and that doesn’t leave a residue, since uneaten seed could become a food source for the rats, and always store extra supplies of birdseed in a rodent-proof container. Also, remove unnecessary sources of standing water in your immediate area.

How frequently should the battery be charged?

Because this depends on how often your squirrels trigger the perch ring to spin, we recommend charging the Flipper on an as-needed basis. A full charge will last 45 minutes of continuous spinning.

How long do you recharge the battery?

The recommended charge each time is at least 14 hours but no more than 24 hours.

How do I deter chipmunks?

Chipmunks weigh less than squirrels, and since the Yankee Flipper is designed to thwart squirrels, sometimes the not-as-heavy chipmunks can access the feeder without activating the perch ring flipping feature.

To deter chipmunks from accessing the Yankee Flipper, I would recommend a squirrel baffle, either hanging or pole-mounted. This may discourage chipmunks, as the squirrel baffle blocks them from climbing all the way up the pole.

In general, the tension on the Yankee Flipper should not be adjusted. It is designed to spin when an animal 8 oz. or more sits on the perch ring. Any adjustments can affect the mechanics of the feeder.

However, if you put two 1oz fishing weights evenly spaced apart and hang them from the perch ring, the weight of the chipmunks may activate the flipping feature and may make the Yankee Flipper more resistant to chipmunks. The 1st weight must be placed beneath the large diameter ring against one of the four spokes. The 2nd weight must be placed directly across on the opposite side. Anchoring the weights against the spokes will keep them from moving when the perch ring is spinning.

Will the weight of doves trigger the spin?

The Yankee Flipper is calibrated to activate at 8 oz. Mourning doves weigh 3.4-6 oz, so they would not trigger the perch ring to spin. For activation at a lesser weight, two 1oz fishing weights can be wired to the perch ring. The 1st weight must be placed beneath the large diameter ring against one of the four spokes. The 2nd weight must be placed directly across on the opposite side. Anchoring the weights against the spokes will keep them from moving when the perch ring is spinning.

Can I make the Flipper more sensitive?

Birds weigh less than squirrels, and since the Yankee Flipper is designed to thwart squirrels, sometimes the not-as-heavy birds can access the feeder without activating the perch ring flipping feature.

In general, the tension on the Yankee Flipper should not be adjusted. It is designed to spin when an animal 8 oz. or more sits on the perch ring. Any adjustments can affect the mechanics of the feeder.

However, if you put 1 oz. – 2 oz. fishing weights evenly spaced apart and hang them from the perch ring, the weight of the birds, combined with the additional weight of the fishing weights, may activate the flipping feature, and may make the Yankee Flipper more resistant to birds that tend to monopolize the feeder.

Can I purchase a replacement perch?

Click here if you are looking for the Yankee Flipper Replacement Motor Base (YF03).
Yankee Flipper perch rings (YF04) are available to purchase over the phone. To place an order, 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 7:30 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 and flipping the squirrels!

How can I replace or recharge the batteries on my Yankee Flipper?

If your Flipper has a black ON/OFF knob on the side of the base, then you would need a new Powerstick, which has the batteries and motor inside: http://drollyankees.com/product/yankee-flipper-replacement-powerstick/

If you have the “older version” of the Flipper with 2 silver thumb-screws on the underside of the base and a red light on the side, it requires 2 C-cell rechargeable NiCad batteries. Your local hardware store should be able to help you find the batteries you need, if you feeder isn’t charging properly. If changing the batteries doesn’t work, then we do have an upgraded Yankee Flipper Replacement Motor Base (YF03) that is compatible with your feeder and turns your feeder into a “newer version” Yankee Flipper. The YF03 is a Complete Motor Replacement Unit for upgrading the original version of the Yankee Flipper, using your existing metal cap w/bail wire, tube, bail rod, and 4 tube screws. The YF03 consists of a new port, silo assembly, power stick, base assembly, spring, friction disk, perch ring, hub, lock washer, nut and an AC/DC Adapter (charger), all included for $90.00 plus shipping. The YF03 upgrade attaches easily to your existing tube via the 4 tube screws from your original feeder. We recommend this upgrade for feeders from 2003 and before.

To place an order, please visit our website, or 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 7:30 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 and flipping the squirrels!

Does this model fit on a pole?

Unfortunately, the Yankee Flipper is not compatible with poles (the squirrels would be able to climb up the pole and this would likely obstruct the squirrel-proof features of the Flipper).

I recently purchased the Flipper and was wondering about leaving it outside in the New England winters? Should I take inside for the winter months?

According to our engineer, he said that the Yankee Flipper should function properly in the cold. We sell many Yankee Flippers in Canada in a comparable climate. The feeder has been tested at -10 deg, so it may be a good idea to bring it in for the night if it gets much colder than that, or if you start to experience issues.

My Yankee Flipper no longer works. Is there a repair option for this?

The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. For inquiries regarding power stick warranties and/or replacement parts, please call us at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you.

43 reviews for Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder (YF)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    Love it. It really keeps the squirels off. But the battery needs replacing every few years and it gets costly. Tube cracks in the winter. Other than that it is the perfect squirrel proof feeder. It is entertains as it spins the squirrels off.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    DanC

    This is the only true “squirrel proof” feeder. It seems like once an unsuspecting squirrel got the ride, word spread and they leave it alone. We have had ours for about 8+ years and still have the original battery and its survived Michigan winters. One or maybe 2 charges over the winter keeps those furry rodents at bay. Worth every penny.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Al

    Excellent value
    Saves on birdseed
    Great warranty
    Fun to watch squirrels try to hold on or fly off…wish I had a video

  4. Rated 3 out of 5

    Beth

    Well, this feeder is really great for its entertainment value, but I have a few problems with it–one, when the squirrels get spinning, the food goes flying everywhere. I’m pretty sure our squirrels have decided it’s worth it to go for a ride because they can just collect the seeds off the ground when they are done. We have several determined squirrels who will jump on 2 or 3 times in a row, start it spinning and drop off to collect their winnings. Two, we originally had the feeder hanging next to a post, and after only one day, the squirrels figured out how to hang on to the post and tap the feeder with their foot to spin it enough to spill the food out. Clever rodents! I wish there was some sort of basin or maybe a little lip at the bottom of the openings that would make it harder for the food to spill out when the feeder spins a squirrel around. Our squirrels are so persistent (and fat!) that we’ve had to recharge the battery (which takes 24 hours) about once every other week, and having a second battery is a little cost-prohibitive, so we always have to go a day without it working. However, it is always exciting to keep an eye on it and watch what happens when the squirrels approach!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Beth,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Are you using a mixed seed in your Yankee Flipper? If so, the smaller seeds such as milo or millet could be coming out of the feeder due to their size, which makes them fall out of the feeder more easily. We would recommend using exclusively black-oil sunflower seeds, as they stay inside the unit much better. If you are using a large seed and are still experiencing this problem, there could be possible damage to your silo assembly, the part that distributes the seed to the feeding holes.

      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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Garner

    This feeder is fantastic!!! The squirrels will try it one time and never again. It seems like each one has to give it a go but w/o any success. When it spins some of the seed comes with it; however it is not very much and does not happen often. We have had ours for several years and it has held up through many seasons like a champ. We liked the first one so much that we got a second one a few months later.
    We live in a densely wooded area and all kinds of critters have tried unsuccessfully to steal the birds seed but the end result is the same.
    It holds a lot of seed and has paid for itself in seed alone and the entertainment value when a new squirrel tries to feed is priceless.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Magyar

    The feeder works great most of the time, keeping the squirrels away. Recently, there has been one particular squirrel that has learned how to beat the system. It will slide down one side of the feeder and hang on to one side so that the feeder swings while it spins. This tends to cause more seed to come out. I am sure that this a learning process because I watched the same squirrel do this again and again. Initially it hung underneath, distributing weight evenly, but on further attempts it learned to unbalance the ride to get more seed. So far it hasn’t taught it’s friends how to do it so it “earns” what it gets.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    benson sundheim

    Excellent against squirrels – But sparrows spill about half of the seeds onto the ground/deck below and the squirrels, pigeons etc. call all their friends.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Benson,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Are you using a mixed seed in your Yankee Flipper? If so, the smaller seeds such as milo or millet could be coming out of the feeder due to their size, which makes them fall out of the feeder more easily. We would recommend using exclusively black-oil sunflower seeds, as they stay inside the unit much better. If you are using a large seed and are still experiencing this problem, there could be possible damage to your silo assembly, the part that distributes the seed to the feeding holes.

      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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill Suttenberg

    Love this feeder. I’ve been using it for years. And, yes, squirrels are smart. The first year, the squirrels went flying. After that, they wouldn’t go near it except to try to take the top off – which they couldn’t. But a few years ago, a squirrel figured out how to reach from the tree and reach the feeder, so the squirrels rear paws were on the tree and the front paws would be on the perch – tilting it, but preventing it from spinning, eventually breaking that mechanism. Had to buy a replacement battery because that’s where the “spin sensor” is.

    Yes, I wish there was a catch basin below the perch so that even when the birds knock food out, it doesn’t go all over the ground for the squirrels (who try to attack the birds at times.)

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Murray

    I’v had a “flipper” for almost three years. I love it, and so do the birds, but not the squirrels. They have learned to wait on the ground for any seed that drops. I’v saved a lot of money on bird seed, and I only recharge the battery twice a year.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol Marsh

    I have a herd of squirrels the size of a medium cat. It was nothing for them to go through 3 galls on seeds per day. My lil birds couldn’t get a lot of food and the cost of trying to keep up was prohibitive. This feeder is worth every single cent. Not only has it provided immense enjoyment, the squirrels do not get the seed. I am going to buy a second one .

  11. Rated 2 out of 5

    Marcy

    Good for deterring squirrels but none of my mid size birds (ex: cardinals) will eat from it. The space between the openings and bar is much too small for our birds.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Marcy,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We’re so very sorry to hear that this feeder has been inconvenient for you. We value the birds and those who feed them, and we strive to make the backyard birding experience enjoyable for our customers and the birds we all love.

      I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team so that they can be aware of your experience. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome.

      If you have any additional suggestions, 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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart Smith

    I have had a Yankee Flipper for about 10 years. I just this year had to order a new power stick for it. It is more expensive than other feeders, but what I save on bird seed more than paid for the initial price. The large seed capacity is also a plus. This is by far the best feeder I have ever had.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dana

    I have had mine between 10/15 years with replacing the entire mechanical portion once with the newer model due to the old one stopped charging. Thank you Yankee Flipper… they replaced it for free!!! Now it’s time for either a new battery or power stick. Not sure until I talk to them tomorrow.
    I love this feeder. I have read that some are disappointed that when the squirrels spins it releases too much seed. Well I would rather lose that small portion of seed than the dang squirrels sitting there filling their bellies and the birds get nothing!!! I only use sunflower seeds; there is too much waste with the wild bird seed. It seems that all the birds prefer the sunflower and leave the wild seeds.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This is the feeder you Want the squirrels to try. I had one fly around six times at the end of its little arms, body straight out like Superman, before it let go. Fun to watch, and the squirrels don’t get hurt. (Just surprised!)

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    kendra

    I have yet to see this in action in my yard, but several others have seen it twirl a squirrel off, and I can always tell when the battery needs charging because the seed level drops abruptly, when otherwise it lasts a while, clearly indicating it is working to feed *just* the birds and not the squirrels. Love it, highly recommended.

  16. Rated 1 out of 5

    ANN REWIS

    Zero stars would be my choice if available. It is impossible to remove the bottom gadget whenever the battery has to be recharged. Always happens when it’s cold and raining and my hands are cold and slippery from the rain. May be cutsie to watch but there are other options on the market and I’m going there. Sick and tired of this horrible device.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Ann,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We’re so very sorry to hear that this feeder has been inconvenient for you. We value the birds and those who feed them, and we strive to make the backyard birding experience enjoyable for our customers and the birds we all love.

      I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team so that they can be aware of your experience. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome.

      If you have any additional suggestions, 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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

      We thank you for telling us about your experience and for feeding the birds with our products. At Droll Yankees, there’s a special place in our hearts for people who feed the birds. We thank you for flying with our flock, and we wish you all the best in birding!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Al Hanes

    I love this feeder. It really keeps the squirels off. Have seen them go for a ride twice, (a red and a grey) I have had mine between 10/15 years with replacing the entire mechanical portion once with the newer model due to the old one stopped charging. Thank you Yankee Flipper… they replaced it for free!!! I only use sunflower seeds. This is by far the best feeder I have ever had. (15 years at least)
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada

  18. Rated 1 out of 5

    Mike

    Owned this feeder for about 1 month and has stopped working altogether. Complete waste of money, Low quality control on production I guess. I recharged the unit twice. After the second recharge it stopped activating when the unit is on after 2 days. It does not activate at all now. Bottom line, sounds good, looks good but low quality product, save your cash.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  19. Rated 2 out of 5

    Donna

    I wouldn’t order this feeder. It isn’t worth the money. I ordered it, followed the charging directions and the first battery failed almost immediately. The second replacement battery didn’t last much longer despite following all the directions provided. I just heard that there is an alternative no-battery base available for this unit not offered here. The bird feeder has lasted years without battery use and would like to find this new base.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      You can find the Yankee Flipper Replacement Motor Base here.

      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. I hope this information helps!

  20. Rated 3 out of 5

    Mike Busack

    I have a squirrel that will hang on until he shakes a lot of food out of the feeding ports.
    Sometimes he will hang on for at least 15 seconds at a time not only making food fall to the ground but running down the battery prematurely. But for the most part the feeder works pretty good and does a good job keeping most normal squirrels away.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Are you using a mixed seed in your Yankee Flipper? If so, the smaller seeds such as milo or millet could be coming out of the feeder due to their size, which makes them fall out of the feeder more easily. We would recommend using exclusively black-oil sunflower seeds, as they stay inside the unit much better. If you are using a large seed and are still experiencing this problem, there could be possible damage to your silo assembly, the part that distributes the seed to the feeding holes.

      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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  21. Rated 1 out of 5

    Diane Bagster

    What a piece of junk. My small red squirrels are now stopping it. Charge is out in a few hours after charging for 14-24 hrs. Junk Junk Junk. I’m on my second one now and this is not inexpensive. Plus this company wont stand behind their product. told me to go to the store where I purchased it.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Diane,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      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. I hope this information helps!

  22. Rated 1 out of 5

    Jennifer l. Shimek

    I loved the spinner until after 3 years it no longer charges, was expensive and I’d not under warrenty

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper! The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      For inquiries regarding power stick warranties and/or replacement parts, please call us 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. Thank you for flying with our flock!

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dr. James

    Fun to watch as the squirrels try to rob the feeder. Quite effective. Two negatives: the cost of a replacement battery and eventually the squirrels can learn to defeat the product. Here’s how it was done at my home: the feeder was hung from a Shepard’s hook and defeated it by hanging onto the pole with its two back feet and grabbing a non moving nut at the very bottom of the feeder. Other front paw robbed the feeder and he stuffed himself. WD40 to the rescue.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello James,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. I am sorry that you’re having no success at 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!

  24. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Yep…great entertainment! But squirrels are smart…they hang on and let the seed fly out. I needed up buying a longer pole. Also…my feeder is 7 years old, and the screws or screw holes are stripped and they make the plastic tube loose when the squirrel twirls. It fell apart once. But it is 7 yrs old. Well used . It was a great house warming gift.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Karen,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Are you using a mixed seed in your Yankee Flipper? If so, the smaller seeds such as milo or millet could be coming out of the feeder due to their size, which makes them fall out of the feeder more easily. We would recommend using exclusively black-oil sunflower seeds, as they stay inside the unit much better. If you are using a large seed and are still experiencing this problem, there could be possible damage to your silo assembly, the part that distributes the seed to the feeding holes.

      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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  25. Rated 1 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Never worked.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Cynthia,
      We are sorry that you are experiencing issues with the Yankee Flipper. Based on your review, it sounds as if there could be a manufacturing error with your feeder. 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). Thank you.

  26. Rated 2 out of 5

    Kathy Chardenet

    The feeder is very entertaining and does it job. It deters the squirrels and also to some extend the deer that also attempt to extract feed from it. However, the enjoyment is dampened by problems with the battery. After owning it for less than a year, the battery would no longer charge. We had only charged it a couple times before it ceased functioning. We took it back to the pet store and they replaced it since it was still under warranty. The very next year, the replacement battery failed. When I talked to the pet store, they indicated that the Yankee company takes a hard line on the battery replacement since they assume the customer isn’t doing something properly such as charging the battery and therefore, will not assume liability for it. We charge the battery in our kitchen under my supervision with my son who takes care of the birds and I can assure you it is being charged properly and fit properly into the feeder. I find it annoying that the company would assume such negativity towards their clients instead of addressing a potential defect in design. So, we were stuck paying for another battery. Disappointed and if the company does not address this issue we will not buy another Yankee flipper.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Kathy,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      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. I hope this information helps!

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marilyn

    I am very happy with this feeder, however feel I will replace the flipper mechanics with a dipper when this battery wares out. I had to replace my first battery in less than a year and that makes it cost prohibitive. If that would continue I cannot afford this sort of entertainment! It does give a good ride to unsuspecting squirrels. When my battery got
    low I had one guy that used it as his amusement park and would lay on the ring and take it for a ride!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Marilyn,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      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. I hope this information helps!

  28. Droll Yankees

    Hello James,
    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!

  29. Rated 1 out of 5

    Jack Smith

    I was given this feeder as a gift…I would have never spent this amount thinking I could outsmart a squirrel….they figured out how to wedge themselves so that the spinner does not spin…

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Jack,
      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!

  30. Rated 3 out of 5

    marylou

    Squirrels are like hardened criminals, just watching and waiting to crack the code of the Yankee Flipper.
    Ours were stumped — for a while — by cone bought as extra precaution. Then they leaped up from low bush and hung upside down (back feet at top of pole; front paws and head grabbing seeds from dispenser). DRAT is not the word my husband used. But….still are using Yankee Flipper and will let you know who’s winning:
    birds or squirrels. Thanks

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Marylou,
      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!

  31. Rated 4 out of 5

    Donna Wing

    Our squirrel has figured out how to lay on the top of the spinner and eat till its heart is content ! Rarely does it get spun off ! I agree that seed is thrown onto the ground also but morning doves like to eat from under the feeder too. We also bought a regular feeder that the birds like but is squirrel proof too !

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Donna,
      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!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart Smith

    I bought my first Yankee Flipper about 10 years ago. My squirrels eventually learned to leave it alone are are content to get any seed that may fall to the ground. The amount of waste from losing feed was immediately reduced. I did put a baffle on the top of it as much to keep the rain off as slowing down 🐿 who tried to hang down. My power stick only has to be charged about once a year. I recently bought my 2nd Yankee Flipper and am very satisfied.

  33. Rated 1 out of 5

    Dan

    We have owned 3 Yankee Flippers ($194.99 each) over the past 10+ yrs. We have replaced the battery pack as needed which cost $64.99 each. I thought the YF was GUARANTEED for life against squirrel damage. My ring that the perch sits on has become bent from all the squirrels jumping on it and hanging on it for. As a result it will not contact the battery and won’t function properly. The top of the tube has worn away where the holes are. This is a defect and the squirrels that sit on top of the feeder often naw on it. So I called Sandy with customer service expecting to get new parts under warranty. She told me that at most they would cover the cost of shipping. I explained it was due to squirrel damage. She would not cover anything else but the shipping cost. I don’t understand how they can treat you so poorly when they advertise a Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage. Especially when I have spent over $780!

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Steve Walker

    I have had this feeder for over 6 years, it has been a good feeder. Entertaining when we had squirrel s coming around. Now the doves are going at it. When 2 get on it they have enough weight to activate it. They have learned to balance while it spins. While I was cleaning it this morning I noticed that the cast aluminum is corroding under the powder coating. May have to sand and paint it soon.

  35. Rated 1 out of 5

    beverly paquin

    I don’t and won’t have one. It is downright mean.
    there are other options. there is a feeder that closes the openings when the squirrel gets on the feeder. that works for us.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Beverly,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We appreciate your concern and do not take it lightly.

      We believe in the balance of nature and the role that squirrels play in the natural environment. While many people find squirrels to be nuisances, we recognize that their survival depends upon their perseverance and creativity, and for that we admire them. Our intent is never to harm squirrels, which is why we have never developed products that shock them or otherwise intentionally harm them.

      Squirrels are hardy and adaptable animals. Their tails provide them with balance and—like cats—they are able to land on their feet. The Flipper is not designed to injure them, but only to spin them off and deter them from invading the bird seed.

      We appreciate your feedback on the Flipper, and 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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  36. Rated 1 out of 5

    Keith

    Agree with others, over priced, died in 1 year so its essentially junk. They want 90 dollars for a battery replacement?! Into the trash can it goes.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Keith,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and expressing your concerns. Droll Yankees bird feeders are valued at a higher MSRP because they are durable, functional, and very easy to fill and clean. Droll Yankees bird feeders will last for years or even decades longer than lesser-quality feeders; some people are still using their Droll Yankees bird feeders they purchased in the 1970s!
      We set our MSRP and hold it in order to support our retailers and dealers, with whom we do not compete by price-matching or undercutting practices. While we appreciate your reluctance to pay full price, unfortunately we cannot accommodate your request, but we are certain that you will be able to locate the item elsewhere at a discounted rate from one of our many fine retailers and dealers. 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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  37. Rated 3 out of 5

    Julie

    We like the feeder and the concept however we use the black oil sunflower seeds only as instructed and we have never once had a squirrel on the feeder. I know that is good except the entertainment concept is a big reason we bought this feeder. The birds drop the shells on the ground and the squirrels eat that instead.

  38. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    I replaced my old feeder with a Droll Yankee. So far it is keeping the squirrels from eating the bird seed, but I no longer get Cardinals coming to eat. Why is that?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Vicki,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you are not seeing birds on your 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. 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, and please keep us updated! 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.

  39. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jean

    I’m on my second one. The first one lasted almost 5 years before it quit charging but the second one is already losing it’s charge after only 2 + years. I also have very determined squirrels that will spend hours trying to spin it and get the seed to fly out. Overall I do like it but wish I didn’t have to charge it so often. Probably won’t get another one.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Jean,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper! The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      For inquiries regarding power stick warranties and/or replacement parts, please call us 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. Thank you for flying with our flock!

  40. Rated 1 out of 5

    Barb Brubaker

    I have purchased two feeders and an extra battery. We love the feeder, but battery life is extremely poor. We have already replaced two batteries, and now at least one is not working. What makes it worse is that Droll customer service has failed to respond to multiple emails. I think this review is as much about customer service as anything. I am still with my 12 month return, but can’t get a response about that either. Think twice before buying. $$$$$$ to maintain

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Barb,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      I apologize that you are having difficulties getting in touch with our Customer Service Department. I will forward them your contact information so they can get in touch with you regarding your Yankee Flipper Powerstick.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, 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. I hope this information helps!

  41. Rated 1 out of 5

    Chris Ulan

    Purchased feeder at the beginning of June and placed into service one week later, 6 days after that powerstick stopped working. Pretty sad, didn’t even see one bird or squirrel on it all week. Customer service number is not connected so I can’t even talk to a rep regarding my issue.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder, and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility, so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      We are sorry that you are unable to call our customer service department. We recently transitioned to a new phone system that temporarily was unable to accept Canadian calls. Our phone number is now accessible for Canadian consumers, but I will pass along your contact info to our Customer Service Department so they can reach out to you.

      For inquiries regarding power stick warranties and/or replacement parts, please email drollbird@drollyankees.com or call us 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. Thank you for flying with our flock!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    TWheeler

    I’ve owned my Flipper for 10-15 years and have loved it since first buying it! Today was the first time I read reviews of this product and I agree completely with the positive reviews. What prompted me to write this review (which I honestly never do for any product), were the negative reviews. Living in MA, I had a cracked tube caused by an extreme winter (I assumed); and purchased a replacement. When that tube cracked, I contacted DY inquiring about it, and the customer service rep was incredibly nice and ended up shipping me a new tube at no cost, all while trying to assess what caused the tube to crack. Also had issue with moisture in tube, thus not allowing sunflower seed to fall freely and develop crud inside feeder. Called and CS Rep spent time on call troubleshooting issue with me to correct problem. These issues aside, my DY Flipper has been the best bird feeder I’ve ever purchased and I would gladly do so again. Only problem I have with it now is that our New England squirrels seemed to have figured out that if they hang on and “ride” the feeder repeatedly, that it will eventually stop and they will “win” seed (i.e., battery will wear out and they’ll be able to perch and feast on sunflower seed!). I truly wish every product that I buy today came with the workmanship and customer service of DY to back it up!!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul in Boston

    I’ve had mine since before 9/11 and it’s worked all that time without any problems. Just recently, one of the switches that makes the perch twirl broke and they very kindly offered me a replacement. The birds love it, the squirrels, not so much.

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