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Extra Select Niger Seed 12.75 Kg
- Complementary wild bird feed
- Regular source of vital protein
- Vat free
- Easily digestible
- Requires special feeder for niger seed
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Extra Select Niger Seeds is a superb little seed, easily digestible and high in oils, protein and energy. It is loved by finches and tits and its favourable amino acid pattern means it is very useful when fledgings are about.
Not to be confused with thistle for which it is often mistaken (and often mis-sold).
You will need a special feeder for niger because the seeds are so light and will be blown out of the usual tubular types, but it’s certainly worth it.
Best fed from a feeder.
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This 12.75 Kg bag contains a large amount of seed and, if you have never fed it before or seen Goldfinches in the area, I would suggest you get a smaller quantity to start with to ensure you get sufficient takers. Although Nyger seed is supposed to be eaten by other birds including Nuthatches, I have only seen Goldfinches and their young at my feeders (although they do gorge themselves and that may mean other birds don't have a chance to feed).
Nyger seed feeders are made of plastic and have only a couple of small holes through which the seed is plucked by the birds. Even so, a great deal of seed is simply dropped by the birds and so something under the feeder is essential unless you want to grow thistles. You could just place something on the ground to collect dropped seeds but it is possible to buy trays that bolt to the underside of the feeder so you have an all-in-one feeder.
If you don't want to get a Nyger seed feeder, Goldfinches are also really partial to sunflower hearts, which can be fed from a standard feeder and offer a good food source that seems to appeal to all species.
it also requires a specialised bird seed holder.
The bag arrives within a cardboard box. Once this strong plastic sack is opened, there is a real danger of all the seed slipping out allover the place if the bag is knocked over, I have tied the top up, but it is something to take care with. The seed looks fine, top quality, I was impressed and reassured by all the positive reviews for this type. It is intriguing to imagine the faming effort that goes into producing such large quantities of what is in effect thistle seed.
So now I am set to watch a colourful, rewarding show of finches, which I know are nearby as I have caught sight of them in the bushes and hedges, near my other feeders. I think in the summer when the other birds don't need so much feeding support it is a lovely idea to feed this specialist seed for the smaller more vulnerable beauties out there. More news as it happens...
I have found that all the seeds from Extra Select are very good quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Big bag of Niger seeds for the birds. The finch in the garden love the Niger seeds and this big bag is value for money.Published 23 days ago by Glen R.
Rather expensive seeds these but all the finches love them and this was one of the cheapest I could find and should hopefully last for a long time.Published 1 month ago by jeannie
They look good quality seeds, but now we've bought a large supply, the birds don't seem to be eating as much.Published 3 months ago by Cumbrian Pensioner