Classic 16 in. Sunflower/Mixed Seed Bird Feeder (A-6F)


Classic 16 in. Sunflower/Mixed Seed Bird Feeder (A-6F)

Rated 4.91 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)



The original iconic A-6F Classic Bird Feeder was brought back in 2015 from its five-year retirement. In 1969, Droll Yankees founder Peter Kilham invented the very first tubular bird feeder, the A-6F. Over one million A-6F feeders later, this feeder remains a classic. If one of your childhood memories is feeding and watching birds at home, chances are your family owned a Droll Yankees bird feeder!

  • Durable metal parts that squirrels can’t chew
  • Detachable cap allows removal of all parts
  • Easy to clean
  • Original silver color
  • UV stabilized polycarbonate tube
  • 1 pound capacity
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A


Click here for the A-6F Classic Bird Feeder for Sunflower Seed instruction manual.


A-6F Classic Bird Feeder for Sunflower Seed replacement parts:


Droll Yankees
I bought my Droll Yankees feeder [in October 2000] and it has served me well all these years. I have bought and thrown away 5-10 other feeders in the same time period. I can't say enough about this feeder.

The Droll Yankees A-6F Classic Bird Feeder for Sunflower/Mixed Seed is pure authentic Droll. The original iconic favorite!

Birds that use this feeder: Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Chickadees, Grosbeaks, Purple Finches and more!

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.

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 1.55 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 x 5.5 x 20.5 in

May be hung or pole mounted


1 lb. of seed, 6 Ports


UV-stabilized polycarbonate tube and stainless steel bail wire

Seed or feed options

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

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage. More Information online at:

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Do you have perch rod replacements for the A-6 feeder?

Replacement parts are available directly through us. 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!

Can this feeder be pole-mounted? What is the diameter of the threaded base?

Yes, this feeder can be pole-mounted on our pole systems! Simply attach the Threaded Pole Adapter (included with the Garden Pole) between the pole and bird feeder. The Threaded Pole Adapter fits on 1″ diameter poles

11 reviews for Classic 16 in. Sunflower/Mixed Seed Bird Feeder (A-6F)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sue Macnamara

    Bought mine at a garage sale for 75 cents, cleaned it and it works perfectly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Dickerson

    I put this together 3 days ago, filled it with seed, and set it out. Birds took right to it. I love the quality of the feeder and look forward to passing it on to my children as I am 66.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had one of these for almost 30 years. Just this week a bear stole it along w/my five-foot iron pole. It broke my heart. I loved that feeder, it was just the best and had outlasted all the other feeders I have had in addition. We searched the woods to see if we could find it, but no luck so far.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise Bacon-Ogden

    I owned a bird store and sold 100’s. I love the A-6 and have had them (3) for over 25 years. My store was closed by 2nd owner but my A-6’s are going strong! LOU

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Had this feeder for over 10 years! Still works, nothing broken about it, quality design and materials used in construction. Well worth the money spent.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have a pair of A-6-3 feeders, the tall daddy (30-inches with six ports) to this feeder. They have been the backbone of my feeding station since the mid-1980s. They are always the first feeders to fill up when the birds descend on my backyard.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Honaberger

    Just received this feeder today in the mail. I am very hopeful that this feeder will hold up as well as my A-6-3, which I purchased in maybe 2005 or so. That feeder has held up to the test of time, and many, many bear visits to the feeder over the years.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    We have had our A6 feeder for over 16 years. It has made several moves with us from SC to VT and back. So it can take all kinds of weather. You can not go wrong with droll yankee products. Made in the USA

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bette Lentz

    I have had this feeder for over 15 years. It is great. We got it in Colorado Springs, where it was attacked by bears, and now live in southern Arizona where it was attacked by Javelinas, but it is still a great feeder.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Jones

    Great feeder! We have loved it!

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