Better Value for You
Since the seeds and nuts in our No-Mess blends have no shells on them, you are not paying one penny for shell waste.
Every tidbit is fresh, fully consumable food for the birds. It takes almost two bags of a regular blend with shells to get as much edible matter as in one bag of a No-Mess blend.
With no shells, every bit gets eaten, leaving no shell waste to clean. Birdfood that gets knocked to the ground will be consumed by ground-feeding birds.
At the end of winter you won't be faced with a soggy, clumpy mess of shells to clean up in spring. In the summer, your yard remains clear of shell waste. This makes No-Mess a perfect birdseed for near flower beds, patios, and decks.
Seed without a shell cannot germinate under your bird feeders.
No Grass-killing Seed Shells
Sunflower seed shells contain compounds that, when left to accumulate beneath your birdfeeders, can limit the growth of grass. Grass will grow better beneath your birdfeeders!
Less Energy Expenditure for the Birds
In the freezing days and nights of winter, survival is all about energy in and energy out. During short winter days, birds try to consume as much as they can to provide the energy to survive the frigid winter night. In spring and summer, breeding and raising young is a high energy expenditure activity for birds, as is the process of molting feathers.
Birdfeeders provide birds with an easy source of food, minimizing energy used in the search for a food source. And when you fill your feeders with food without shells, you help to minimize energy expenditures for birds that consume the shell-less foods.
Potential to Attract Birds that Typically Don't Eat Seed at Birdfeeders
Some birds don't have the kind of beak that can easily open seeds with shells. The seeds and nuts in No-Mess have no shells, making them easier to eat by birds like bluebirds, thrushes, robins, creepers, thrashers, wrens, catbirds, mockingbirds, and more.
A Great Alternative to Niger Seed (Thistle) for the Goldfinches
The goldfinches in my yard seem to actually prefer No-Mess over Niger seed.
Feeding a No-Mess No-Millet blend in an Eliminator Squirrel-proof Birdfeeder or regular tube birdfeeder on a baffled Advanced Pole System set-up can attract flocks of goldfinches. This eliminates the big black mess under your finch feeders that Niger seed shells leave behind. This could be a great option if you can only have one birdfeeder in your yard.
Count 'em - Seven Great Reasons!!! You will find a variety of No-Mess Blends at Wild Birds Unlimited - Saratoga Springs NY, your local WBU, or online.