Bird Niger Seed
- 2 kg
- 4 kg
- 8 kg
- 8kg ( 2 x 4kg)
- 30kg (2 x 15kg)
- SUPERSAVER! 45kg (3 x 15kg)
Bird niger seed (also known as nyger or nyjer seeds) are small black seeds, closely related to sunflower seeds.They are crammed with oils that are essential for a healthy diet.
Niger seeds for birds come from the ramtil plant, which is native to Ethiopia. Goldfinches, siskin and redpoll absolutely love eating niger bird seed!
Because niger seeds for birds are very small, we recommend that you feed them from a special niger seed feeder. Niger seed feeders are available on our website under the 'Bird Feeders' category!
We highly recommend providing niger seed for birds in your garden. They're always very popular, so you're guaranteed to have feathered friends coming back for more!
Your niger seed for birds should be stored somewhere cool and dry. We recommend that it should be used within 5 months of purchase - just to make sure it stays fresh and nutritious for your garden birds.
Niger Seed for Birds FAQs
- When should I put out my niger seed?
Niger seed can be enjoyed by wild birds all year round - however, its high oil content makes it particularly well suited for feeding during the winter months.
- Do birds eat the whole nyjer seed?
Nyjer seeds have an outershell that typically isn't eaten by birds - they only eat the kernel within.
- Can niger seed go bad?
Niger seed can go off, especially if it is exposed to moisture. If your niger seed gets rained on, it's important to to clear it away from the feeder and replace it with fresh seed.
It's also necessary to ensure that you store the niger seed correctly. Store your niger seed in an air tight container. Regularly check it for signs of damp or mould. When stored correctly, niger seed can typically last for a few months.
- Where is the farm?
We are located just outside the town of Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire, Street End Farm spans just under 400 acres and is filled with lots of gentle, sunny slopes, which are ideal for growing bird food.
- What feeder should I use?
When feeding Niger seed you will need a Niger feeder, due to the Niger seed being smaller than other seeds. We have a full range from metal, plastic and caged feeders.