About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Prevent shell shock

When the snow melts and you see a pile of seed shells on the ground you might go through a little shell shock. At Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU), we have a combinations of food, feeders and accessories so you can enjoy feeding your birds without the shells.

Tidy Food
A good seed blend is a great start. Most of the mixes you get from grocery or box stores have filler seed, like milo, oats or other filler seeds. The birds don’t like the filler seed so they dump it on the ground while they are searching for the seed they like. For the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store, customers’ preference by far is WBU No-Mess Blend. Our unique No-Mess Blend features seeds that have had their shells removed so only the meat of the seed is left. No hulls on the seeds make for a tidier feeding area, since there's no debris on the ground to clean up. Pound for pound, our No-Mess Blend offers the best value because you do not pay for the shells. The birds eat everything happily.

Another help is the type of feeder you have:
Ranchette Retreat bird feeder holds over 10 pounds of WBU No-Mess birdseed and two WBU suet cakes. The Ranchette Retreat has an extra large tray area to keep seed off the ground
This feeder is good for a compact, yet versatile tidy feeding station. Fill with the WBU No-Mess birdseed blend so there are no shells left on the ground. You can add a Weather Guard to help protect the seed and a Seed Tray to prevent seed from falling to the ground.
Cylinder feeders are growing in popularity because it is one of the easiest feeders to maintain and attracts a wide variety of birds. Our popular No-Mess Solid Seed Cylinders are sunflower chips, peanuts and cherries - everything you need to get lots of birds to visit your backyard with no mess.

If you are worried about squirrels and don't have a baffled Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole System, our Safflower cylinder will keep squirrels and blackbirds away.

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