Heyden’s Gardens carries an assortment of top quality bird feeders and bird seed. Studies show that people who feed wild birds have lower levels of stress and more feelings of relaxation from a connection to nature. Needless to say, it’s also good for the birds! While wild birds tend to get only 10%- 25% of their diet from feeders it is during times of extremely cold temperatures or especially icy conditions that your backyard bird feeder may literally be a lifesaver.
We invite you to stop in and select the right feeder and the right seed mix to attract birds to your yard. You may also read from our growing archive of articles about birds.
Like people, birds have preferences on what, where, and how they like to eat. We have premium quality wild bird seed blends and suet for attracting a long list of birds to your backyard habitat.
Premium Black Oil Sunflower
Ingredients: Black Oil Sunflower
Black Oil Sunflower is perhaps the single most sought after seed by wild birds. Black Oil sunflower bird seeds are extremely nutritious and have a thin, easily cracked, shell. Unfortunately, beloved by squirrels.
Feeding Directions: Use in a tube or wire mesh feeder, hopper or platform feeder.
Ingredients: Nutrasaff (Golden Safflower)
Safflower bird seed is exceptionally nutritious for birds but is not eaten by squirrels. NutraSaff Safflower was developed specifically for the bird feed market. It has higher protein and fat content and thinner shells than traditional Safflower. When offered side by side with traditional safflower it is preferred 2 to 1!
Attracts: Cardinals, Chickadees, Grosbeaks, Jays, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, House Finches. Birds love it, squirrels don’t!
Feeding Directions: Use in a tube or wire mesh safflower feeder, hopper or platform feeder.
Ingredients: Black Oil Sunflower, Sunflower Meats, Raw Peanuts, Safflower and Pecans
Feeding Directions: Use in a tube or wire mesh (large opening) feeder, hopper or platform feeder
Ingredients: Premium Indian Nyjer Seed, Guizotia abyssinica (niger)
Nyjer bird seed (often called Thistle seed) is a highly nutritious seed, which is the number one seed choice for finches. Nyjer is usually offered in specialized feeder intended exclusively for these tiny black seeds.
Attracts: Goldfinches, Purple Finches, House Finches, Juncos
Feeding Directions: Fill a finch (nyjer) style feeder.
Bird suet is made from fat. Fat plays a vital role in the avian diet; it’s a high-energy food, especially valuable in cold weather. Try offering the Hot Pepper infused suet if you have a problem with squirrels at your feeder, since birds don’t mind the hot pepper and squirrels will stay away. All of our suet blocks are melt resistant, so you can feed suet throughout the summer months as well.