The Chapelwood 16inch click top Nyjer Seed Bird Feeder is attractive, durable and good value for money, a dedicated feeder for the oil rich Nyjer seed. These feeders have smaller feeding ports than conventional seed feeders to prevent the fine seed from flowing out, nyjer seed is attractive to a range of birds but mostly will attract Gold Finches and Siskins.
The feeder has quick release components, removable perches and can be used with other Chapelwood accessories. For easy refilling and cleaning the top of the feeder clicks open and at the botton are two buttons which when pressed together release the base of the feeder from the feeding tube.
The plastic construction is sturdy enough but obviously will not be the same quality as some of our other more expensive feeders which are constructed of heavy duty plastics or die cast alloys, this is a good starter feeder and at a good price and quality.
Bird feeders should be kept clear of any old bird food, simply wash the feeder in a mild detergent, rinse well and allow to dry before refilling, this also keeps the plastic tube nice and clear.
When finding a place to hang your feeder you should try and keep a clear space around it so that the birds can spot any furry predators easily and if possible somewhere that is a quiet part of the garden, try differing positions to see which works best in your garden.
What Birds will Nyjer Seed Attract
Nyjer seed is mostly favoured by Finches and Siskins this said we have seen many other birds joining in including Sparrows and Nut Hatches, its good to either have several feeders out with differing bird food types or alternate a single or maybe 2 feeders.
What is Nyjer Seed?
Nyjer seed would appear to have a number of spellings and names, you will see it called Nyjer, Niger, Nyger and Thistle Seed, its all the same seed. Nyjer is grown in Africa, India and other South East Asian countries, it is high in oil and calorie content so it helps bird store fat when they need it, the protein content is also good for the regeneration of feathers.
How to Feed Nyjer Seed
The seed can either be fed as one straight bird food which is what this feeder is designed to do but you could also try mixing some Nyjer into a mixed seed base, by doing this you will attract a more varied amount of birds to the feeder, its also makes feeding Nyjer somewhat more economical.
Product Code : CPW0418
Main Material : Plastic
Height including hook(cms) : 50
Height of Feeder: 40cm / 16"
Width (cms) : 9.5
Depth (cms) : 8.5
Colour : Green
Capacity: 500 Grams
Need Nyjer Seed for this feeder?
The most cost effective way to buy Nyjer seed is to buy in bulk, 12.5KG and above size bags, smaller amounts are of course also available. A 12.5KG bag will fill this feeder aproximatley 25 times.
Under testing in Powys Mid Wales, this feeder emptied every 4 days or so.