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Bird food – NiChip (20lbs / 9.1kg)


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NyChip™ is a blend of premium nyjer seed and fine hulled sunflower. This is a non-GMO blend. Works well in finch feeders and thistle socks.

Finches of all kinds will flock to bird feeders filled with fresh NyChip seed.  Often mistakenly called “thistle” seed, Nyjer seed is from Eastern Africa and will NOT germinate into the common Thistle plant most people associate it with.  Goldfinches, buntings, red polls, house finches and Pine Siskins especially love Nyjer seed and it’s fairly common to see chickadees grab some Nyjer seeds just for a change of palate.

Nyger seed must be fresh.  Good quality Nyjer seed should be a shiny black color, reflecting that it’s still holding its natural oils.  Shelf-fatigued Nyjer will be a brownish color and dusty and your birds will not eat it as readily.   It must be kept dry.   Damp Nyjer seed will be refused by your birds and will quickly mold.   

Available in 5lb, 10lb, 20lb.

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in
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