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, December 27, 2016

No-mess birdseed not nuked but naked

Left: hulled kernel. Right: whole seed with hull
I heard that the No Mess Blend of bird seed has been nuked in some way so that the seeds will not sprout when they land on the ground. Is this true?
—Michael, Boise, ID


Our No-Mess Blends include a mix of seeds which appeal to a variety of birds that have had their shells and hulls removed. No shells. No mess. 100% edible!

Most seeds are protected by shells or hulls. De-hulled sunflower kernels have been mechanically processed to remove the hull. Once hulled (taken out of the shell) a high percentage of broken seeds usually results in their inability to sprout. So Wild Birds Unlimited No-mess blends are not nuked but naked.

Related Articles:
Advantage of shell free bird food http://advantage-of-shell-free-bird-food.html
Close-up look at the seeds wild birds eat http://bit.ly/IET0hP
How long does bird seed stay fresh? http://bit.ly/rTLSqJ
Seed Storage Cans and WBU Seed Scoops http://bit.ly/uBaSwO
The strange journey of the sunflower plant http://bit.ly/uFlz65

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