Getting Your Tweet On: Finding the Perfect Bird Feeder at Tractor Supply

Fill Your Yard with the Sounds of Nature with Tractor Supply’s Wide Selection of Bird Feeders

As an avid bird watcher and nature lover, I’m always looking for ways to attract beautiful, colorful birds to my yard. Nothing lifts my spirits like waking up in the morning to a backyard filled with cheerful chirps and songs. After all, what’s not to love about waking up to your own bird concert?

That’s why I was so excited when I discovered the amazing selection of bird feeders available at my local Tractor Supply store. Tractor Supply offers a wide variety of feeders to meet any bird lovers needs, from simple tray and hopper feeders to more advanced window, tube, and platform feeders. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect feeder to transform your outdoor space into a birdwatching paradise.

In this blog post, I’ll give you a comprehensive overview of the many types of bird feeders carried by Tractor Supply, along with helpful tips and advice for selecting the right feeder for your needs and budget. Whether you’re looking to attract finches, cardinals, woodpeckers, or chickadees, Tractor Supply has you covered. Read on for the scoop on the best bird feeders Tractor Supply has to offer!

Hopper Feeders: An All-You-Can-Eat Bird Buffet

The most common type of bird feeder found at Tractor Supply is the classic hopper feeder. These container-style feeders are essentially all-you-can-eat bird buffets, designed to provide a constant food source for your feathered friends.

Hopper feeders have large storage compartments that you fill with birdseed. At the bottom of the compartments are small holes or perches that allow the birds to access the seed. The benefit of a hopper feeder is that it holds a lot of seed, meaning you don’t have to refill it as often. They’re also usually weather-resistant and squirrel-proof.

I particularly like the Woodlink Going Green Select Bird Feeder, an eco-friendly hopper feeder made from recycled plastic that holds up to 5 pounds of seed. It comes with two seed compartments, so you can offer different types of food to attract more bird species. At $30, it’s also very reasonably priced for such a large capacity feeder.

If you’re looking for something with a more decorative flair, check out the Perky Pet Panorama Bird Feeder, an antique-copper finished hopper feeder with viewing windows that allow you to watch the birds feast. At $60, it’s pricier but makes up for it with its visually appealing design.

Tray Feeders: An Easy Bird Feeding Solution

Tray feeders (also known as platform feeders) are one of the simplest and most affordable types of bird feeders on the market. As the name suggests, these feeders have a flat, tray-like platform that you fill with seeds, nuts, dried fruit, or other bird food. Tray feeders are open and accessible, allowing birds like mourning doves and sparrows to easily perch on the edges and feed.

If you’re just getting started with bird feeding, a tray feeder is a great choice requiring minimal setup or maintenance. At Tractor Supply you can find basic plastic tray feeders like the Harris Farms Tray Bird Feeder for only $8. It doesn’t have any fancy features, but does the job of holding food and attracting birds.

For those looking for something more decorative and durable, there are tray feeders like the Perky Pet Bloomtopia Florance Deck Tray Bird Feeder. This metal feeder has an antique bronze finish and floral cutout pattern for $30. The mesh screen prevents food from being tossed out while still allowing drainage.

Window Feeders: Create a Picturesque Bird Viewing Area

One of my favorite types of bird feeders at Tractor Supply are window feeders. Attaching a feeder directly to your window gives you an up close and personal view of visiting birds. Since the feeder hangs right against the glass, you don’t have to venture outside to check on feathered activity.

The Birds Choice Wren Guard Window Bird Feeder is a good budget-friendly plastic option at $13. It uses a spring-loaded clamp to easily adhere to windows and has a small perch and food chamber. To cut down on window strikes, it also includes an adjustable guard above the feeder.

On the higher end, the Perky Pet Window Mount Top Hat Window Bird Feeder provides a more decorative look for $35. This metal feeder is rimmed by a top hat cover that helps shield food and includes a much longer perch to accommodate more birds. The suction cups make it easily removable.

Tube Feeders: Offer Specialty Foods for Favorite Birds

Tube bird feeders are perfect for offering specialized treats to attract certain bird species. These cylindrical tubes typically have small perches and feeding ports, limiting access to birds that can fit their heads inside the ports. You can fill the tubes with specific seeds or nectar mixes based on the type of birds you want to target.

Finches and chickadees love nyjer seed, so the Woodlink Going Green Tube Bird Feeder is specifically designed to dispense nyjer without waste. The small ports keep out larger birds. At $12, it’s a simple and affordable plastic feeder.

To draw in colorful hummingbirds, look for a specialized nectar feeder like the Perky Pet Hummer High Perch Hummingbird Feeder. The bright red color and included perches attract hummers and the nectar reservoir provides easy filling and cleaning. At $25, it’s reasonably priced for a sturdy, blown glass feeder.

Platform Feeders: Give Birds a Place to Perch and Eat

Platform bird feeders are excellent for attracting larger backyard birds who want ample space to perch and feed. These feeders feature a large flat platform that provides a stable place for birds like cardinals, woodpeckers, and blue jays to stand. A caged enclosure with feeding ports surrounds the platform to hold food.

I recommend the Woodlink Going Green Platform Bird Feeder, which provides a 24-inch feeding and perching station. The large platform and roof accommodates birds of all sizes. The plastic enclosure is chew-resistant to stand up to aggressive feeders like jays and crows. At $65, it’s one of the most expensive feeders at Tractor Supply but worth it for the durable design.

Another great platform feeder choice is the Perky Pet Pallet Bird Feeder for $35. This compact feeder has a metal roof and plastic enclosed pallet to keep seeds fresh and dry. Multiple wood perches give birds a place to land and eat. The neutral colors blend into any backyard.

Choosing the Right Feeder: Tips for Getting Started

With Tractor Supply’s huge assortment of types of bird feeders, you’re sure to find options to attract the species you want. But with so much variety, how do you choose what’s right for your needs? Here are my top tips for picking out the perfect feeder:

  • Consider the types of birds you want to attract – Select a feeder designed for your target bird species based on size, feeding ports, and food capacity.
  • Choose a durable, chew-proof material – Look for feeders made of metal, recycled plastic, or glass that will resist damage from squirrels and aggressive birds.
  • Include multiple feeding stations – Offer separate feeders with different foods like seeds, nuts, nectar, and fruit to appeal to diverse species.
  • Go for easy cleaning – Look for feeders that come apart or have large openings to allow convenient cleaning between refills.
  • Select weather-resistant options – Pick feeders with good drainage and covered roofs to keep food dry in rain and snow.
  • Consider aesthetic appeal – Opt for feeders that look attractive in your yard to complement your landscape.

Time to Kickstart Your Own Bird Watching Oasis

Now that you know all about the many excellent bird feeders available at Tractor Supply, it’s time to start creating your own avian paradise. Visit your local store or shop online and let your new bird buddies flock to your yard.

With Tractor Supply’s selection, you’re sure to find quality feeders that fit your budget and needs. I can’t wait to deck out my own yard with a variety of tailored feeders and see who shows up for dinner! Thanks to Tractor Supply, I’ll be enjoying beautiful birdsong outside my window all season long.

Hello, everyone! I'm David Henry, a dedicated customer and enthusiastic reviewer of Tractor Supply Company. As a farmer and agriculture enthusiast, I frequently visit Tractor Supply Company to explore and purchase a wide range of agricultural supplies, tools, and equipment. Over the years, I have accumulated extensive experience and knowledge in shopping at Tractor Supply Company, and I aim to help others make wiser choices through my sharing. I understand the importance of selecting the right products for farmers, ranchers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. That's why I enjoy sharing my insights and recommendations to assist individuals in finding the best-suited products for their needs. Join me as we embark on a journey of discovering quality products and making informed decisions at Tractor Supply Company. Together, let's enhance our farming and outdoor experiences through valuable insights and practical advice.