Platform Feeder Selection

A platform feeder is a great fit for those just beginning the hobby of bird feeding, as it is hassle-free to set up and simple to fill. Unlike a hopper feeder, which is hung from branches or awnings, a platform bird feeder either rests on a pedestal or is mounted on a bird feeder pole. It is also ideal because of its ability to serve both ground-feeding and perching birds.

Platform bird feeders are available in a number of stylish designs, including popular fly-through models, which feature an open-air wood frame that is particularly attractive to shy birds. Each and every platform feeder at the Backyard Chirper is sold at an affordable price, allowing you to experience the pleasure of bird feeding without breaking the bank.

Birds Choice Wrought Iron & Cedar Fly-Thru Bird Feeder
Our Price: $79.99
Savings: $5.71 (7%)
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Gardman Premium Wild Bird Feeding 4 Station Kit
Our Price: $52.49
Savings: $7.50 (13%)
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Bird's Choice 21-1/2 x 21-1/2 Catch-A-Seed Platform
Our Price: $75.49
Savings: $4.21 (5%)
Large Screen Feeder
Our Price: $42.99
Our Price: $49.99
Savings: $10.91 (18%)
Birds Choice Cedar 17" x 14" Open Platform Bird Feeder
Our Price: $34.04
Savings: $2.96 (8%)
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Birds Choice Recycled Fly-Thru Bird Feeder with Green Roof
Our Price: $63.30
Savings: $5.50 (8%)
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Birds Choice Recycled Hanging Fly-Thru Bird Feeder
Our Price: $64.99
Savings: $5.21 (7%)
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Acorn Bird Products All Bird Café Feeder
Our Price: $68.95
Savings: $6.05 (8%)
Bird's Choice 17 X 16 Fly-Thru Platform-Green Roof
Our Price: $81.70
Savings: $7.10 (8%)
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Bird's Choice 1-1/2 Qt. Hopper-Brown Roof (Min. of 2)
Our Price: $50.23
Savings: $4.37 (8%)
Pinebrush 18 inch Finch Feeder with Dowels (Yellow)
Our Price: $36.99
Savings: $2.81 (7%)
Birds Choice 11 Quart Cedar 4-Sided Hopper Bird Feeder
Our Price: $74.52
Savings: $4.48 (6%)
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Recent Customer Reviews - Platform Feeder Selection

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Betty B. from Fremont, OH
Even though I haven't had any orioles yet, I really like the feeder. Made of recycled plastic, it is a very well built feeder.
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C. D. from Southeast FL
Best bird feeder we have ever had. Why? Durable construction with stainless hardware and will last for years, good looking as color blends in with surroundings, great design with easy clean trays and oversize roof for rain protection.
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Beverly M. from Paso Robles
Great for hummers - keeps the orioles out of their area. And the other feeder I purchased is more favorable to the orioles.
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Nancy F. from Belmar, NJ
Excellent feeder, especially for larger birds.
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Geraldene E. from Piggott, AR
This is our second oriole feeder,and the birds just love eating grape jelly from these feeders. We are excited to have more orioles this year, You will not be unhappy with this feeder.
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William A. W. from Manahawkin.NJ
Loved the tray feeder, however, would like to have speed nuts to keep the steel rods on. The first time a squirrel got in it, one of the rods came out and we had feed all over the ground.
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Lucy L. from Iowa City, IA
Very well made. Easy to refill and clean.
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Jerry W. from New Braunfels.TX
These feeders, which are hard to find, are great for all of the visitors who come to my yard to include Opie the Opossum. I purchased the first one I had 8 to 10 years. The only fault I might mentioned is the ends pop of the frame so I'm headed to Lowes for some metal end caps. Great product, I asked the birds for a testimonial and their response was "This is great, there's room for all my family, cousins, aunts and uncles to eat. Thanks backyard chirper"

More Information About Tray / Platform Feeders

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  • How to Attract Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks - For residents in the eastern half of the United States, the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is one of the most attractive and desired backyard birds. If you'd like to lure this bird to your yard, here's some advice to keep in mind.
  • How To Clean Your Bird Feeder - Cleaning your bird feeder each month is vital to keeping wild birds safe from infection by salmonella and other bacteria. If you have a backyard bird feeder, here are some tips for cleaning it thoroughly.
  • Five Inexpensive Ways To Squirrel Proof Your Bird Feeder - Squirrels can be a frustrating menace to any bird enthusiast by stealing food. Here are a few tips to squirrel-proof your birdfeeder.
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