Jay’s Quality Wild Birdseed Products
Based on the habitat in which you live, all of these 25-pound products qualify for each of the following blends are mixed to our specifications to attract the widest variety of birdseed simple birdseed punch card program. When you buy 10 of any one of the seed types below, you get the 11th free! You don’t have to keep track of your punch card either, because we update it for you in our computer system. These seed varieties are also available in 10-pound bags.
Black Oil Sunflower
This seed product is 100% black oil sunflower seed in the shell, screened to have no more than 2% waste materials. Black oil sunflower is best fed in an elevated feeder instead of down on the ground. Black-oil sunflower is effective at attracting a wide variety of bird species such as grosbeaks, finches, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, etc.
Jay’s Cardinal Blend
Jay’s Cardinal Blend is a mixture formulated specifically to appeal to Northern Cardinals, which occur throughout much of Arizona. This blend contains four ingredients: black oil sunflower seed, safflower, peanut hearts, and medium sunflower chips. This blend is best fed in an elevated feeder such as a hopper feeder, tube feeder, or tray feeder. While this blend is specifically formulated to attract cardinals, it will attract a variety of bird species, such as grosbeaks, finches, chickadees, etc.
Jay’s Finch Feast
Jay’s Finch Feast uses a variety of small-sized seed ingredients to appeal to small songbirds, including lesser goldfinches, pine siskins, and house finches. This blend contains three ingredients: canary seed, fine sunflower chips, and nyjer. This blend is best fed in a tube feeder designed for small songbirds.
Jay’s Half ‘n’ Half
Jay’s Half ‘n’ Half Blend has only two ingredients in equal amounts: black oil sunflower seed and white proso millet. The two ingredients in this blend are the two most popular seeds desired by wild birds. This blend is designed to cater to birds that prefer to feed at elevated feeders as well as ground feeding birds, such as dove, towhee and quail.
Jay’s Premium Blend
Jay’s Premium Blend birdseed is designed to attract the widest variety of wild birds. This blend contains five ingredients: black oil sunflower, medium sunflower chips, safflower, white proso millet, and peanut hearts. We recommend feeding this blend in an elevated feeder. Jay’s Premium Blend bird seed works best in chaparral and pinyon/juniper habitats and attracts an incredible variety of birds..
Jay’s Preferred Blend
Jay’s Preferred Blend contains five ingredients: black oil sunflower, medium sunflower chips, safflower, white proso millet, and peanut hearts. This blend is recommended for areas where there are not very many ground feeding birds, such as dove and quail. Preferred Blend is recommended for heavily forested areas, particularly ponderosa pine habitat and higher. It is recommended to feed this blend in an elevated feeder.
Jay’s No-Grow Blend
Jay’s No-Grow Blend is a non-germinating blend. This blend is especially good if you have rock landscaping such as decomposed granite. There are four ingredients in this blend: fine sunflower chips, hulled millet, peanut hearts, and nyjer. This is a great blend to feed in patio areas, as it gets cleaned up by the birds and there is minimal waste in the way of hulls and shells. This blend can be fed in any habitat and is preferred by all seed-eating types of birds.
Nyjer seed, formerly called thistle, is the best way to attract Lesser Goldfinches and Pine Siskins to your yard. Nyjer should only be fed in feeders specifically designed for nyjer seed due to its small size. Nyjer is also effective in attracting House Finches, Cassin’s Finches, and American Goldfinches–depending on where you live and what your habitat is. Nyjer is sterilized, so it cannot germinate or produce weeds. Nyjer is also available in 10-pound. and 50-pound. bags.
Jay’s Select Blend
Jay’s Select Blend is geared for ground-feeding purposes, and can be fed either directly on the ground or in a platform or tray feeder placed either on the ground or near ground level. This blend has three ingredients: white proso millet, cracked corn, and black oil sunflower. This blend is designed to attract ground-feeding bird species, such as Gambel’s Quail, Mourning Doves, Spotted and Canyon Towhees, Dark-eyed Juncos, and White-crowned Sparrows.
This seed product is often referred to as sunflower hearts and comes in two gradations—medium and fine. This product is 100% black oil sunflower seeds out of the shell, and is screened to have no more than two percent waste materials in it. Sunflower chips are typically fed in a tube feeder and are effective in attracting a variety of species, such as finches, nuthatches, and chickadees. The advantage to feeding sunflower chips is that it is non-germinating, and you do not have the hulls and husks from the black oil sunflower seeds littering the ground.
Jay’s Wasteless Blend
Jay’s Wasteless Blend is just that – less waste. Most of the ingredients in this blend have been removed from the shell, so you are getting a mixture that is close to 100-percent edible. There are four ingredients in this blend: fine sunflower chips, white proso millet, peanut hearts, and nyjer. This blend can be fed either in elevated feeders or directly on the ground. This blend can be fed in almost any habitat—urban, residential, chaparral, or pinyon/juniper.
White Proso Millet
This seed product is 100% white proso millet. This product is specifically geared to attracting ground-feeding birds. Millet can be fed directly on the ground by broadcasting the seed as if you were feeding chickens. It can also be put it in a ground feeder, such as a platform or tray feeder. Millet is preferred by ground feeding birds such as Gambel’s Quail, Mourning Doves, Spotted and Canyon Towhees, Lazuli Buntings, and a variety of Sparrows.
Other Seed Products
Jay’s Bird Barn also sells the following seed and nut products to attract wild birds to your backyard.
- Peanuts in the shell
Whole raw peanuts in the shell are a favorite for attracting Woodhouse’s scrub jays, Steller’s Jays, and woodpeckers to your yard. Peanuts in the shell are available in 5-pound. bags.
- Whole raw peanuts out of the shell
Raw peanuts out of the shell are effective in attracting a variety of birds such as jays, nuthatches, woodpeckers, titmice and chickadees. Raw peanuts are typically fed in a tube feeder with a wire mesh, but can also be fed in tray and platform feeders. Raw peanuts out of the shell are available in 10-pound bags.
- Quail blocks
- Mr. Bird seed products
Mr. Bird products are a variety of high-quality seed and nut cakes, made up of regular birdseeds, as well as pecans, peanuts, mealworms, and more.
- Safflower seed
- Seed bells
- Squirrel corn
- Wildlife food designed to attract squirrels
I had been using the “big store” brand of cheap seed for 1 1/2 years — the same bag! I only saw maybe 1 bird in 2 weeks. On a recent visit to your store, I explained my problem to one of your associates. She showed me the seed that I had been using and explained that the birds only like a small portion of the contents. She suggested the “Prescott no-waste” seed and I tried a gallon. It took 4 days for the birds to realize that I had replaced their food. But from then on I have had up to 20 birds at any given time eating, fighting for a space, or waiting on the hanger for food! Thank you for a great product!