Kaytee Wild Bird Food Basic Blend for Backyard Birds, 10 lb Bag



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Welcome more birds to your backyard with Kaytee’s wildly popular Wild Bird Food Basic Blend. This time-tested mix contains a simple yet effective combination of black oil sunflower and millet seeds to attract a wide variety of common feeder birds. The black oil sunflower appeals to cardinals, finches, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice and more while the white proso millet attracts ground-feeding birds like doves, juncos and sparrows. This classic blend has been a backyard favorite for decades thanks to its ability to bring in more birds without costing you more money.

An Economical Blend That Appeals to Many Kinds of Birds

With its reputation for being easy on the wallet while still satisfying birds’ nutritional needs, it’s no wonder Kaytee’s Basic Blend has continuously been one of the most popular wild bird seed mixes in the country for over 60 years. This expertly crafted blend combines just the right ratio of black oil sunflower and millet to attract the highest number of passerine species in North America. The simplicity of this classic mix helps keep costs down without sacrificing on quality or nutrition. Kaytee only uses top-grade black oil sunflower sourced from the premier sunflower growing regions in the U.S. This ensures your feeder is filled with the plumpest, meatiest sunflower seed to entice chickadees, nuthatches, grosbeaks and other birds who relish this high-fat treat. Smaller birds like house finches and goldfinches will busily peck out the fine sunflower chips ideal for their petite beaks. Larger birds have no problem cracking open the black oil sunflower shells to access the delicious kernel inside. Meanwhile, the white proso millet appeals to ground-feeding birds who prefer small seeds they can easily pick up. Doves, juncos, towhees and sparrows will happily scratch through the fallen millet below the feeder.

Contains No Fillers, Just Quality Seeds Birds Love

Unlike cheap mixes padded out with less nutritious filler seeds like milo and wheat, Kaytee’s Basic Blend contains nothing but the good stuff. Black oil sunflower and white proso millet make up over 90% of this premium blend. The remaining ingredients include hulled sunflower, peanut hearts and canary grass seed for extra variety. There’s a good reason why black oil sunflower is universally loved by backyard birds – it packs the most calories per ounce compared to other seeds, providing birds with the energy they need, especially in winter. The thin shell is easy for smaller birds to crack open and the meaty kernel is soft enough for young hatchlings. White proso millet is the perfect complement, attracting ground feeders who typically avoid tube feeders. This tiny round seed is packed with nutrition including essential minerals like magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. With no cheap filler, Kaytee’s Basic Blend lets you maximize your wild bird budget on what matters most – quality seeds nutritionally tailored to backyard birds.

Made in the USA for Safety and Freshness

You can feel good knowing Kaytee Basic Blend is made right here in the United States, as it has been for over 60 years. The black oil sunflower and white proso millet are sourced from trusted American growers. Stringent quality control ensures each batch meets Kaytee’s high standards for purity, freshness and safety. No reservoirs or contaminants will be found here. The seeds are packaged in sturdy bags made from recycled materials. Each bag comes with a reclosable opening to help keep your bird seed fresh after opening. The 10 pound bag provides an economical way to buy your seed in bulk so you always have enough on hand for daily re-fills. It’s the perfect value size for multiple feeders.

Attract More Species of Backyard Birds

If your goal is to increase bird traffic and diversity at your feeders, start with Kaytee Basic Blend. Offering this mix consistently will train birds to routinely visit your yard. The black oil sunflower will appeal to American Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinals and more. Expect to see House Finches, Purple Finches and Pine Siskins busily foraging among the sunflower chips. The white proso millet will entice Mourning Doves, Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows. Scattering some millet on the ground will also bring sparrows, towhees and juncos in close for easy viewing. This classic combination of seeds attracts the widest possible range of feathered friends.

Kaytee Provides Complete Bird Feeding Solutions

For over 150 years, Kaytee has been an industry leader and trusted expert in bird and small animal nutrition. We combine generations of experience with the latest avian research to craft seed blends, feeders and bird care products that help create a welcoming haven for your backyard birds. We offer a full line of complimentary items like weather-resistant feeders, bird treats and nesting materials. Try mixing in Kaytee Songbird Treats for an added treat that will have birds singing for more. Use our high capacity feeders to serve this 10 lb bag and deter squirrels. Include Kaytee Exact Rainfall Bird Baths to provide a water source for bathing and drinking. Attracting birds is a joy – let Kaytee’s bird feeding experts help you do it right.


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