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cedar hopper feeders

Large Fly-Through feederLarge Fly-Through Platform feeder
by Birds' Choice©

Large inland cedar roof supported by elegant wrought iron brackets. Solid cedar base frame holds the perforated steel seed tray which allows for drainage and easily removable for cleaning. Birds love the wide open design; you will attract a variety of birds depending on what you put in it! Fill with seed, fruit, and/or suet. (Sown left, orioles and grosbeaks enjoy slices of orange and seeds). roof: 23" long x 13¾" high x 16" wide. Item #WCFT-300, $96.95


4-sided hopper - tray sold separatelyFour-sided Hopper
by Birds' Choice©. Solid cedar construction, removable seed tray, hinged roof. Seed is distributed on all sides.

Two sizes:
Medium - 16½" x 10½" x 10", 1½ gallon capacity; item #WC4-200S $76.95
Large - 18¾" x 14" x 12", 2¾ gallon capacity; item #WC4-300S. Made in the USA. $94.95

for info about seed tray, see "platform" section below.


"medium fly thru" by Birds ChoiceMedium Fly-Through Platform feeder by Birds' Choice©. Cedar roof and base with removable perforated steel seed tray, sturdy and steel roof support.  17-1/8" L x 12" W x 11¾" H.  Item #WCFT-200.  $69.95

(see also, recycled version by Second Nature below - same design - different materials)

Perforated steel seed tray closeup< close-up of perforated steel seed trays used in Backyard Nature Products feeders (Birds' Choice, Wood Country, Country Classic, and Second Nature bird feeders).

see also:
more platform feeders below take me to see "more platform and seed catchers" 
accessories and hardware page for poles, baffles, brackets, flanges, hangers and much more take me to "hardware, flanges & poles"

medium sized hopper feeder Medium two-sided hopper by Birds' Choice©
Select 7/8" cedar, all-screw construction. 16½" x 10½" x 10".  1¼ gal. seed capacity. Removable perforated steel screen tray with seed diverter. Hang with cord or mount it on a pole. Side-mounted suet cages are optional. Made in the USA.
with suet cages - item #WC2-200S-S $72.95
Without suet cages: #WC2-200-S $65.95
small hopper feederSmall two-sided hopper by Birds' Choice© -- 2½ qt. seed capacity, 9-3/8" x 10½" x 9¾" -select 7/8" cedar, all-screw construction, with side suet cages. Removable perforated steel screen bottom with seed diverter. May be hung (cord included) or pole mounted.
With suet cages as shown: item #WC2-100S-S, $57.95 
Without suet cages: #WC2-100-S $50.95
Large 2-Sided Wooden FeederLarge 2-Sided Hopper by Birds' Choice©
17¾ L x 14" W x 12" H; volume: 2¾ gallons seed. Solid cedar, all screw construction with removable perforated steel screen seed tray. Post mounting recommended. Made in the USA.

· without suet cages, item #WC-300.  $82.95

· with suet cages - item #WC300SS. $89.95

Birds Choice small hopper feeder #WC-100Really Small Cedar Hopper Feeder
by Birds' Choice© with nylon hanging cord. Solid cedar construction - zinc coated screws. Dimensions: 8” L x 6¼” W x 8” H. Plexi-panels, hinged roof. Item # WC-100. Made in the USA. $35.95 (Limited inventory on this item; may be a special order - please allow 7 days.)

More hardware, hooks, poles and mounting goodies @ our "accessories and hardware page"

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feeders made from recycled plastic - "Second Nature" by Backyard Nature Products

Second Nature uses recycled plastic products!

recycling pays off!Second Nature products are made from recycled material like #2 milk jugs. The   plastic (polyethylene) is ground and reformed, cut, routed, and reassembled into "poly lumber" for bird feeding equipment that is easy to clean, guaranteed not to split, crack or fade. The milk jug symbols below approximates the number of milk jugs that were recycled to manufacture the product.
Double Decker! Double Decker Hopper Platform Feeder
by Second Nature: a Birds' Choice Company©
featuring two removable seed trays made from durable perforated steel - ideal to ensure seed stays dry and fresh. Center hopper filled thru roof (piano hinge). Extended seed tray is recessed below hopper, and the massive roof overhang provides shade and protection from elements. Overall dimensions: 24" L x 13¾" W x 12" H. Roof: green, tray: black; all other parts: taupe. $151.95
large recycled fly-thru feederLarge Recycled Fly Thru - similar to above design, featuring recycled materials. Perforated steel seed tray facilitates drainage and allows air flow through base keeping seed dry year around. Elegant wrought iron brackets support green roof crafted from recycled material. Roof dimensions: 17¾ x 16-1/8" - Feeder height: 13", toupe colored recycled plastic base: 17¾" x 13½" x 2½" #SNFT300. $99.95

Enlarged View >>
See also "2nd Nature" medium fly-thru design (right) and cedar version (above). J.J. Cardinal says: "if I were forced to select just one feeder from my store, I'd pick one of these Fly-Thru feeders!" Fortunately that is not a decision J.J. has to make.

2nd Nature Fly-thru feeder by Birds ChoiceMedium Fly-Thru Platform Feeder
by Second Nature with removable seed tray - green roof supported by steel arched supports (note: design change in 2010 - gone are the artistic steel "trees" made from twisted heavy gauge steel wire - they were cute but prone to defects).  18½"L x 12½"W x 11"H. Model #SNFT200G $77.95

see the Fly-Thru feeder in action!

see the Fly Thru feeder "in action"

Green Solutions - blue feeder collection from Birds Choice

Green Solutions "blue & silver" feeders by Birds Choice™
(Almost like the Detroit Lion's colors!)
Small hopper, $35.95 Medium hopper with suet cages $46.95, and Fly-thru feeder $46.95
Recycled material with galvanized steel screen bottoms, plastic coated steel hanging cables.

Birds Choice - item # SN400

4 Gallon HUGE Hopper Feeder - recycled material, attractive green roof crafted from 5/8" poly lumber; taupe base, and a removable seed tray. Super thick acrylic panel on 4 sides make this a great feeder to watch birds feed. This feeder is warranted by the manufacturer to never crack, split or fade, making it a permanent fixture in your yard.  Mount to a 1" round pole with our mounting flange or to a 4x4 post (hardware & poles sold separate).   All screwed construction (stainless steel screws), fully routed edges. Removable steel seed tray makes this feeder easy to clean, and provides excellent drainage to keep seed dry. Made with pride in the USA. Item #SN400. This is a big one! It weighs 15 lbs., stands 18" x 17" x 15".   $139.95

<< as shown, a 10# bag of J.J. Best Mix rests inside the hopper with plenty of room to spare...this puppy will likely hold 15-18# of bird seed...to quote Louise: "It's a big boy!"

click here for enlarged view of 2nd Nature large hopper Large Hopper Feeder by Second Nature: a Birds' Choice Company™
Huge capacity with this large feeder made from recycled plastic (roughly 61 recycled milk jugs were used to make this feeder). Features a removable seed tray made from perforated steel, with powder coat finish, which aids drainage and allows seed in hopper to "breath" (airflow)...eliminates gunky seed crud build-up common with solid wood floor feeders. Dimensions: overall roof measures 16¼" x 16¼"....hopper is 12" wide x 10" deep x 12" tall. Item #SN300-S, with attached suet cake cages: $108.95

Model #SN300 - without suet cages:  $99.95

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new brown roof medium sized hopper feeder

Second Nature's Medium Sized Hopper FeederMedium Hopper Feeder
A very green, recycled plastic premium feeder by Second Nature: a Birds' Choice Company© made right here in the US of A. Overall dimensions: 12½" L x 12½" W x 10" H with removable perforated steel seed tray. Holds 4 Qts. seed. Model #SN200.

Brown roof (far left) special order - allow 5 days. Without suet cages $84.95 (as shown).
With dual suet cages: $91.95 (not shown).

new brown roof small sized hopper feeder

small hopper feeder by 2nd Nature (aka: Birds' Choice)Small Hopper
by Second Nature: a Birds' Choice Company© -- 8¼"L x 10½"W x 8¾"H. Includes hanging cable, removable perforated steel seed tray is easy to clean and helps keep seed dry. Second Nature uses recycled plastic for the feeder body and roof. Steel screw and hinge.

Brown roof (far left) special order - allow 5 days.
#SN100S - Without suet cages: $63.95 (shown)
#SN100S-S with dual suet cages: $68.95 (not shown, but similar to "large" above)

click here to scoot back to top of pageto top see also: Second Nature
    ...more info....  suet feeders  
    ...more info....  bluebird feeders
    ...more info....  oriole feeders
    ...more info....  squirrel-in-a-bottle feeder
    ...more info....  mesh feeders for niger (thistle)

platform feeders and seed trays (wood & recycled)



Platform Feeders
by Birds Choice© (aka: Backyard Nature Products) - Solid cedar, and zinc screw construction, made in the U.S.A.  Platform feeders also can be used as a ground feeder by adding legs (ask about our "add-a-leg" sets).

< 2017 display of platform feeders @ JJ Cardinal's.


Gardman hanging tray


Gardman Hanging Feeding Tray
Hanging style bird feeder made of steel with a micro mesh tray to help keep bird seed fresher and drier. 9½" diameter x 24" long (decorative chains). 

Second Nature Hanging TrayHanging Seed Tray by Second Nature - side panels made from recycled plastic; steel hanging rods 11" square x 2-5/8". Perforated steel tray for easy cleaning and excellent drainage. #SNHPF125. $29.95

Medium Hanging Seed Tray by 2nd Nature (not shown, model #SNHPF250) 16" x 13" x 2-5/8". $49.95

(see also cedar version right)


hanging seed trayHanging Wooden Seed Tray by Birds Choice© - steel hanging rods, cedar tray 11” long x 10¾” wide x 2-5/8” deep. Perforated steel tray for easy cleaning and excellent drainage. Item #WCHPF125.   $28.95

Medium Hanging Wooden Seed Tray by Birds Choice (not shown) 17" x 14" x 2- 5/8" deep. #WCHPF250. $39.95 


see the large seed catching tray in action - it's ideal for pole mounted applicationsLarge Seed-Catching Tray - made from 7/8” (.875") solid kiln-dried cedar, and zinc screw construction with removable perforated steel tray for easy cleaning. 22” long x 22” wide x 2-5/8” high. Ideal for pole mounting* directly under a tube or hopper feeder to "catch" any falling seeds.
- Pole mount - item #WCSC-300  $68.95 - special order, allow two weeks.
- 4x4 post mount - item #WC4x4SC (not shown - but same concept as pole mount model above...center "hole" accommodates 4x4 post)  $74.95  - special order, allow two weeks.

NOTE:  *Center hole for pole mounting requires an optional steel mounting flange: center hole and flange will accommodate 1” diameter poles.

Large Open Platform


(Another example is shown above at top of this page next to description for the 4-sided hopper feeder show me the seed catcher tray in action!)

seed catcher tray by Second NatureSeed Catcher Platform by Second Nature durable recycled "poly lumber" frame with dual removable steel screens. Optional Pole mount*.  Available in 2 sizes:
· Model SNSC-300 measures 21½" x 21½" x 2-5/8"  $89.95 - special order, allow two weeks.
· Model SNSC - measures 20" x 15½" x 2-5/8"  $59.95 - special order, allow two weeks.

* To mount platform below a feeder, use mounting flange # FPTNH with hole in center
(shown right)  to accommodate pole. More info about flanges and hardware >>

Erva Tool Co. flange with center hole - item# fptnhMounting Flanges from Erva Tool Co. for poles up to 1" diameter; this is the perfect flange to support seed catching trays below a bird feeder - it allows the pole to run right up the middle of platform. Steel, powder coat black finish, mounting screws included. Item #FPTNH $11.99

more platform feeders and seed trays >
more hardware - other flanges styles >


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hanging & mounting hardware, poles, etc... ...more info....  Accessories & Hardware
feeder kits & bird house kits... ...more info....  Kids
quality bird seed... ...more info....  Seed

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J.J.'s Feeding Tip
for hopper & platform feeders
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Hopper Feeders are the best general feeder style to attract a wide assortment of birds, large and small. Typically, hopper feeders hold a lot of food, and should be hung off a tree hook or pole; baffles may be required if squirrels and raccoons are undesirable. You'll likely see: blackbirds, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays, mourning doves, nuthatch, assorted finches and grosbeaks, depending on the type of seed offered. J.J.'s Best Mix is ideal. Also, try J.J.'s Cardinal Delight, or premium black-oil sunflower seeds. Increasingly we find folks are filling their hopper feeders with safflower seeds which generally are unattractive to squirrels and blackbirds.
Platform Feeders are versatile feeder for birds and assorted critters. They can be used in conjunction with other feeders to serve as a tray to catch debris and increase perching surface. Or, when mounted on a pole, platforms are popular stand-alone feeder. If you position a platform feeder near the ground you'll attract mourning dove, junco, wild turkey, and assorted sparrows. Cracked corn & white-proso millet are excellent grains for ground feeding.

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