New Generation® 8 in Thistle Feeder (CJTHM8Y)


New Generation® 8 in Thistle Feeder (CJTHM8Y)

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)



The Droll Yankees New Generation® Thistle Feeder features durable construction that will serve the birds in your wildlife habitat faithfully, season after season. Our Finch Flocker® Yellow is a sure way to attract beautiful goldfinches.

  • Four perch locations allow several birds to eat simultaneously
  • UV-stabilized polycarbonate feeder tube keeps the seed level visible at all times
  • An internal seed baffle directs seed to an additional seed port located at the lowest level of seed to ensure that the feeder empties completely without allowing seed build-up
  • Simply slide the die-cast metal cap up the hanger for quick, convenient filling with our large capacity Seed Scoop and cleaning using the Droll Yankees 24-inch Bird Feeder Brush
  • Yellow metal base is equipped with drainage holes to dispel any water that gets inside and provide ventilation to keep seed dry and fresh
  • May be hung on the included metal loop hanger or use an 18-inch Locking Chain for complete security from falls. It can also be pole-mounted using the Droll Yankees Garden Pole, Ultimate Deck System, Ultimate Yard System or Shepherd’s Envy Pole
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage
  • Made in the U.S.A.


Click here for the New Generation 8 in Thistle Feeder instruction manual.


New Generation 8 in Thistle Feeder replacement parts:


Droll Yankees
Your products and warranty are first rate and I have over 7 of your feeders. Attached is a photo of goldfinches feeding on two of your finch feeders in my backyard (New Generation 36" Finch Flocker and New Generation 15" Finch Flocker). The first feeder shows 18 birds on 20 possible perches, and the second feeder has five birds on six possible perches.

compatible seed trays for the New Generation bird feeder series

Note: Use a Squirrel Guard over the feeder to baffle the squirrels.

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.

Birds that use this feeder: Goldfinches, Finches, Chickadees, Redpolls and Siskins

Dimensions 6 x 6 x 12 in

May be hung or pole mounted


.5 lbs. of seed, 4 ports


UV-stabilized polycarbonate and stainless steel bail wire

Seed or feed options

Nyjer seed or premium Nyjer mix

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

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 replacement tubes for this 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!

5 reviews for New Generation® 8 in Thistle Feeder (CJTHM8Y)

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    David Hunter

    This is definitely a 5-Star product so why am I only giving it 3 Stars? Because I really hate the color. Hanging up in the trees the yellow color of this feeder really pops out in a tacky way plus it distracts from the beautiful yellow colors of the goldfinches that feed from it. The color of this feeder, and all feeders, needs to be neutral. Please, Droll Yankees, make this exact same bird feeder in “BLACK”. The construction and ergonomics of this feeder are excellent. Some people might protest that colorful feeders attract birds. Hogwash. I have many neutral colored feeders and they all attract birds plus if you want color you can tie a red ribbon on the top if you want. Please just don’t force me to have a yellow nyjer feeder.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello David,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions on how we might make our New Generation 8″ Finch Flocker Feeder better. I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. We do, however, receive many suggestions that we cannot fulfill due to a variety of factors involved when considering a change. Unfortunately, we need to balance the economic consequences with any design or functional changes, no matter how much we’d rather follow our passions.

      Thanks again for your message. 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).

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony Thomas

    This is a great feeder but my local squirrels have destroyed the tube.
    Is a replacement tube available for this model?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Anthony,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Please call our Customer Service Department to inquire about a replacement tube for this feeder. 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 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean Thomas

    I’ve had this feeder for nearly five years now. I have it on a shepherds hook in my front yard, and it has survived not one, but TWO black bear attacks. The yellow warblers are nuts about it. You seriously can’t go wrong with this feeder. It’s super durable and stands up to the elements. The construction is flawless. What plastic feeders do you know of, that can stand up to a bears teeth? IMO money well spent! 5-Stars!! -NJ.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Folkers

    Have only had it for 5 days but I’m very happy with this feeder so far. It appears to be a very well thought out design. Rugged heavyweight metal construction so it doesn’t swing wildly in strong wind (which was tested on the 2nd day). It appears to be easy to clean too. Goldfinches found it the first day and have I’ve seen dozens of them feeding each day. No other bird species or squirrels have even looked at it. In a world rife with shoddy goods and wildly exaggerated claims it’s refreshing to see a product that exceeds my expectation. Naperville, IL

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Changing my rating from 2-stars to 5-stars.
    Now that I know how to take it apart to keep it clean – I can honestly say this is a durable, functional, high quality bird feeder that the birds love.

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