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Wagner's Shell Free Premium Wild Bird Food, 5-lb bag

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Description

Wagner's Shell Free Premium Wild Bird Food is a specialty blend without the shells that can make bird feeding messy. This no-waste mix is great for tube feeders on your deck or patio or in the garden where you don't want growth from fallen seeds. It's made with the nutritional and tasty seeds that perching songbirds prefer, so fill up your feeder and watch your backyard flourish with the vibrant colors and charming songs of your favorite birds.

Key Benefits
  • This specialty blend includes shell-free seeds, allowing bird feeding to be less messy, keeping your deck and patio clean
  • This no-waste mix is great for tube feeders on your deck or patio or in the garden where you don't want growth from fallen seeds
  • Made with the nutritional and tasty seeds that perching songbirds prefer, so fill up your feeder and watch your backyard flourish with the vibrant colors and charming songs of your favorite birds
  • Provides excellent nutritional value in a blend that your backyard birds will love
  • Resealable heavy slider bag is convenient and ensures freshness

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  • Item Number
    97138
  • Feeder Type
    Tube
  • Farm Animal Type
    N/A
  • Bird Type
    Wild Bird, Cardinal, Chickadee, Dove, Finch, Grosbeak, Jay, Junco, Nuthatch, Titmouse, Woodpecker
  • Food Form
    Seed & Grain Blend
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

White Millet, Cracked Corn, Red Millet, Sunflower Kernels, Peanut Kernels.

Feeding Instructions

Use in tube feeders on decks, patios, window feeders and any place where you don’t want shells or growth from fallen seeds.

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of new birds

    By Sann on Mar 16, 2021

    All the regular little birds are very happy, but now I have a lot of new birds coming by to eat. I’m very happy with this bird seed and it’s great that there are no shells on the ground. Definitely going to continue to buy it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wild Bird Seed

    By AnimalPal on Oct 29, 2020

    The birds loved this seed! Being shell free, there was no waste.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Too many corn chips, rats LOVE this

    By xeyda on Mar 4, 2020

    I was disappointed to see that this bag is about 1/3rd cracked corn. Since the finches, sparrows, and chicadees that flock to my feeders don't care for corn, they dump it freely, meaning that the squirrels and rats are having a feast. Horrendous mess all over my patio, requiring cleaning multiple times a day. I can't wait until this stuff has all gone from my feeders.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Never disappointed

    By Carol68 on Jun 22, 2020

    Good products and variety. Prompt delivery. Have told friends about Chewy

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Birds not interested

    By KEM22 on Dec 31, 2019

    This brand and version of seed not popular with birds & others. I have had it out for 5 days. Birds will come to eat seed that I toss on porch floor, railings and ground, but the feeder, which has always been popular, is still full!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Shell free but has millet - which sprouts.

    By Wagners on Mar 8, 2020

    Shell free but has Millet which sprouts (messy) and is not liked by birds. Would not recommend this.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Hungry Birds

    By Breezie on Feb 17, 2020

    All the birds love this! I really like to watch them jockey for position - Who gets to eats first!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Seeds Sprout

    By Krysta on Aug 20, 2019

    The product claims to be mess free and won’t cause any unwanted seeds growing when they hit the ground but I found these both to be untrue. However, I was able to get a refund.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth The Money

    By CJDW on May 14, 2019

    I keep a large bird-feeder on my patio and was looking to replace the small bags of no-=waste food that I was buying in the stores with a larger amount. This has made a mess of my patio and all of the finches have left. All I have are Pigeons now.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    top of the line

    By charlie on Jan 14, 2019

    This food is really great...just as shown...no fillers. I use it sparingly as it is costly but I will buy it again as a special treat for the birds. I live in the woods and this seed has brought in more types of birds.

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