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Wheat free bird food is best

Posted by British Bird Food 03/11/2014 0 Comment(s)

Wild bird food is variable in it's ingredients.

There are all sorts of wild bird food with many variations on the amount and type of seed contained within the mix. Probably the best known seed is Wheat, or corn, and this is included in many of the cheaper bird mixes, there is good reason for this and that is because it is used as a "filler" to make the bag price less money, in fact there is little nutritional value in Wheat in comparison with other seeds in wild bird mixes, for example Sunflower Hearts or Black Sunflower seeds or Safflower seeds. So it can sometimes be false economy to take a wild bird mix with a lot of Wheat in it, as this will result in the Sparrows throwing it out of the feeder so they can get to the better seeds and this in turn will encourage larger birds like pigeons and Jackdaws to come to your bird feeding station. Some of the larger bird feeding organisations prefer to feed a straight seed rather than a mix, such as Sunflower Hearts for birds or Peanuts for birds, or Niger seed for the Finches. It really is a personal choice, ultimately the birds will make up there mind as to whose offering the best palatable and nutritious bird food mix and they will vote with their wings! Here at British Bird Food we offer a free sample of our bird food mixes for any customer who places an order with us, we are happy to include a sample for you to try out, in our experience it is not a prescriptive science to be able to predict which bird seed mix is best for any particular garden. Much better to try a few out in small quantities and see which gets the widest variety of bird species to your feeding station. Our most popular mixes are the high energy no mess mix and the wheat free mix, both of these mixes offer excellent value for money and 13 different seeds included in each one should ensure a good variety of birds to your feeders. [caption id="attachment_3554" align="alignleft" width="150"]High energy no mess mix High energy no mess mix is a very popular bird food, that provides a wide variety of species with all of their nutritional requirements for the winter months.[/caption]

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