Wagner's Cracked Corn Premium Wildlife & Wild Bird Food, 10-lb bag

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Wagner's Cracked Corn Premium Wildlife Food is a great way to attract ground-feeding birds as well as playful wildlife. Cracked corn is a wildlife mix staple that's also found in many wild bird food blends, and it can be fed on its own or mixed with your favorite seed. Spread it along the ground to bring squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, ducks, quail, pheasants, doves, juncos, blue jays and cardinals to your backyard for the ultimate nature experience. You can also use Wagner's Cracked Corn to divert attention from your regular feeders.

Key Benefits
  • This food is a great way to attract ground-feeding birds as well as playful wildlife
  • Can be fed on its own or mixed with your favorite seed for variety
  • Spread it along the ground to bring squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, ducks, quail, pheasants, doves, juncos, blue jays and cardinals to your backyard for the ultimate nature experience
  • Ideal for feeding separately from your regular bird feeding area so that playful squirrels and other small animals have their own place to eat - diverting them from eating at your bird feeder
  • Also great for platform feeders for a variety of feeding options

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  • Item Number
    96930
  • Feeder Type
    Tray, Ground
  • Farm Animal Type
    N/A
  • Bird Type
    Wild Bird, Cardinal, Dove, Duck, Jay, Junco, Pheasant, Quail
  • Food Form
    Cracked Corn
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Cracked Corn.

Feeding Instructions

Feed Wagner's Cracked Corn on its own or mixed with other seed.

Many people feed cracked corn separately from their regular bird feeding area so that playful squirrels and other small animals have their own place to eat - diverting them from eating at your bird feeders.

Sprinkle some on the ground where it is easily accessible by both birds and animals.

FAQ

Where should I locate my feeder to attract the most birds?

Make sure that your feeder is close to natural shelter such as trees and shrubs to provide protection for your birds, but be careful not to make it too convenient for squirrels. Also, place it in a location so that you can enjoy watching the activities of your feathered friends.

Should I feed the birds year - round?

Yes, birds need food year - round, so it is best to keep bird feeders full all year or else the birds will leave. Birds have a high metabolism and need to continually eat. Birds nest from late winter through late summer and during these months there is not an abundance of natural foods, so they need additional food for breeding and raising their young. From early fall through the winter, natural food sources become harder to find so it is important to keep feeders full with bird seed during this time. You can enjoy your birds 12 months of the year.

What is the best bird food?

To attract the greatest variety of birds, feed the birds the seeds they like to eat. Oil Sunflower Seed is 1 of the best seeds to have in a wild bird food mix. It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles. Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices (including ones which contain Oil Sunflower) that will attract the largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder. Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species you want and will fit any budget.

How can I attract specific birds and not attract others (e.g. starlings, grackles and cowbirds)?

Make sure that you have the right bird food to attract specific birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Also specialty blends, such as Wagner's Cardinal Blend or Finches Supreme, will attract these specific birds. Birdseed with less milo and corn won't attract as many cowbirds, grackles and starlings if you would rather not see these birds.

How do I stop squirrels from eating all of my birdseed?

Squirrels are a common problem at bird feeders. There are now a number of feeder styles designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed. For example, some use a weighted system that closes the feeder port when the weight of a squirrel is sensed. Squirrel baffles are also available to place above or below your feeder (depending on how your feeder is mounted) to prevent the squirrels from reaching your feeder. Additionally, there are 2 seeds that squirrels do not like - - safflower and nyjer seed. An optional method is to supply the squirrels with their own supply of food away from the bird feeder area. Cracked corn works nicely.

Where and how should I store my bird seed after I bring it home?

The best place to store your bird seed is elevated on a shelf in a cool, dry location in your garage, basement or storage shed. Whether you keep your bird seed in the original bag or in a storage container, you should make sure that it is closed or sealed tightly. It is also important that the storage location has good air circulation and is away from direct sunlight or heat source. You should avoid storing your bird seed on a cement floor, since moisture from the floor can be transferred to the seed. Keeping your seed dry will help it last longer.

Should I clean my feeder and how often should I do it?

Moldy or decomposing seeds are not healthy for birds to eat. You should wash and disinfect your feeder at least once a month and more frequently during wet weather. First wash the feeder in hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. To disinfect the feeder, immerse it for a couple of minutes in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water. Rinse again completely with clean water and dry before refilling. You should thoroughly wash your hands after you have finished cleaning your feeder.

Wagner's Wild Bird Food

Wagner's has a simple philosophy when it comes to feeding wild birds—feed them the seeds they like. And they make it easy for bird watchers to keep their feeders busy with a wide variety of premium, specialty, deluxe and value blends. Wagner's seed mixes are made with only the cleanest, freshest ingredients to fill your yard with the happy chirps of satisfied songbirds.

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Wagner's Always The First

Always The First

As an industry trailblazer, Wagner's has had many firsts. They were the first company over 80 years ago to sell a bird seed for year-round feeding. Before that, bird feeding was just a winter activity to give wild birds the energy they needed to survive the winter. They've also been the first to market black oil sunflower seed, regional blends, and deluxe and premium bird foods.

About Wagner's

As the oldest and largest privately owned wild bird food company in the USA, Wagner's has been helping bird enthusiasts attract wild birds to their backyards since 1894. With special blends of high-quality, fresh ingredients, their seed mixes have become time-tested favorites for all types of birds across America. They produce many different wild bird foods that are developed to give your feathered friends more of the seeds they love, making your feeders come alive with beautiful songbirds.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Ducks & Geese loved it

    By Glenda on Jul 19, 2021

    While I would have preferred more whole corn kernels, the ducks and grease seemed to like it and they are who I bought it for.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    It is corn

    By Chels on Apr 20, 2021

    It is still corn and some birds like it but it's too finely ground. I purchased this to supplement another food bc the bluejays and crow love eating the full kernels if cracked corn. This is almost powder. Smaller than shelled sunflowers. The sparrows will eat it but I need new corn for the big birds.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best quality !

    By pontsr on May 28, 2021

    We have tried several cracked corn distributers and the Wagner has the least trash mixed in. The 10lb size is perfect for my wife to handle, as she feeds her wild ducks.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The Crack of Cracked Corn

    By Webbie on May 1, 2021

    My feathery wildstock really loves this stuff, especially my Canadian Geese. The furry creatures enjoy this too. The Wagner's is the best and Chewy has it at a fair price.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great corn

    By kattie on May 30, 2021

    Just needed a little bit for some small birds that seem like they needed a little boost , they liked it very clean corn

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cracked Corn

    By Yoly on May 18, 2021

    Very good product. I removed several uncracked corn, therefore, I recommend to go through the corn in a cup before feeding.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Squirrel don’t like it!

    By Jean on Apr 24, 2021

    I can’t recommend this for squirrels because they only want the very end tip of a corn kernel. However, several of the birds seem to like it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great diversion for doves, sparrows and squirrels.

    By Squirrel on Feb 10, 2021

    The sparrows here in NYC were swarming my little feeders. So I had read cracked corn is a great diversion. My neighbor and Put a small platform feeder at end of courtyard. Sure enough, spread the cracked corn and the sparrows and Squirrels pretty much left feeders with sunflower seeds alone. Added bonus was blue jays and cardinals.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ducks love it

    By DavidH on May 29, 2021

    Our wild lake ducks really love the Wagner's cracked corn. I am glad Chewy has it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps the sparrows away from my other feeders

    By CheyenneW on Jan 26, 2021

    I use this in a hopper feeder, separate from my other feeders, to keep the sparrows away from my other feeders. They love it and it keeps them away from the higher quality wild bird food. I have also seen cardinals and squirrels enjoying it. I also like that it is cracked and won't sprout corn all over my yard.

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