Niger Seed

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Niger seed (also known as thistle seed or nyjer seed) is a tiny, oil-rich seed that has special oil releasing properties. It is best fed alongside other popular bird foods, like sunflower hearts and seed mixes. While several wild bird species eat niger seed, it is a favourite with members of the finch family and is favoured by Goldfinches, Siskins and Redpolls. Due to their small size, niger seeds for birds are best fed in a specially-made niger seed feeder. These have smaller ports than other kinds of bird feeders, meaning the tiny seeds can be held in place while garden birds eat them. Buy niger seed in 3kg, 6kg, 13kg and 20kg bags. 40kg is delivered as 2 x 20kg

3kg & 6kg now available in paper packaging

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Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

If you have not received your order within seven working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied. Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

Product Reviews
  • Anonymous

    100%

    this company is great. always deliver quickly after ordering and the quality of the seed and the packaging is first class. also its a good feeling to support a farm that cares for biodiversity while our present govenrment seems not to care.

    07/02/2024
  • Mrs anne Smith

    100%

    It's very popular with the goldfinches

    26/01/2024
  • Ian Hempshall

    100%

    Good quality seed well packaged. Our goldfinches are loving it.

    22/12/2023
  • Ian Hempshall

    100%

    Good quality seed well packaged. Our goldfinches are loving it.

    22/12/2023
  • John Headon

    100%

    Good quality, if expensive (as it is everywhere now) - we are having to cut down significantly on how much we use.

    22/11/2023
  • Michael Pier

    100%

    excellent product

    19/10/2023
  • Dennis Smith

    100%

    the goldfinches love it and they’re always in and out of the garden

    06/10/2023
  • Dennis Smith

    100%

    the goldfinches love it and they’re always in and out of the garden

    06/10/2023
  • Mr douglas Moffat

    100%

    Good product bird flock to the feeders

    03/10/2023
  • Jack Startin

    100%

    Good product, speedily delivered (at no extra cost), & as a British (Lincolnshire) product its low transport miles. Have bought from before & will do again.

    12/09/2023
  • Jack Startin

    100%

    Good product, speedily delivered (at no extra cost), & as a British (Lincolnshire) product its low transport miles. Have bought from before & will do again.

    12/09/2023
  • Mrs margaret Brewster

    100%

    This is gobbled up by the Wood Pigeons and Sparrows from the feeders.

    07/09/2023
  • Joan Butler

    100%

    Very satisfied with the delivery of Niger seed.

    05/09/2023
  • Mrs susan Santos

    100%

    Very good quick and helpful.

    15/08/2023
  • Mr michael hodges

    100%

    Good quality seed at a relatively decent price. (This stuff is expensive wherever you buy it!).

    31/07/2023
  • Hugh Insley

    100%

    Vine House we’re their usual slick and efficient service with the sack of Niger on our doorstep in Inverness 48 hours after clicking confirm on the computer. Free delivery is important to us up here where the irritation of ‘free delivery, except for the Highlands and Islands’ is a constant irritation.

    22/07/2023
  • Margaret Wheller

    100%

    Although these seeds are now expensive the goldfinches flock to them ravenously! I do not begrudge them and their little ones! Great stuff.

    13/06/2023
  • Margaret Wheller

    100%

    Although these seeds are now expensive the goldfinches flock to them ravenously! I do not begrudge them and their little ones! Great stuff.

    13/06/2023
  • Jackie andrade

    100%

    Excellent by quality and service. Great to know my money is supporting work for wildlife both on the farm and off

    05/06/2023
  • Mrs margaret Brewster

    100%

    The birds, especially the wood pigeons love it and gobble it up.

    29/05/2023
  • Terry Palmer

    100%

    A great product, the goldfinches and siskins love it.

    08/04/2023
  • Judith Warner

    100%

    Super fast food! Delivery next day. Birds much relieved.

    22/03/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Good quality, promptly and smoothly delivered

    09/03/2023
  • Pamela Stansfield

    100%

    A quality product. The birds love it and eat the lot! I have tried cheaper brands, but a lot gets left in the container and goes mouldy. It doesn't happen with this one! Slightly more money, but worth it PLUS a donation goes to Cornwall Wildlife with every order, so win-win.

    04/03/2023
  • Andy Worth

    100%

    Good quality Nigella seed, well packed and arrived on time.

    20/02/2023
  • Barbara Chinnery

    100%

    Good quality seed and prompt delivery, as usual.

    14/02/2023
  • Stephanie Adcock

    100%

    Delivered promptly and the seed is of high quality. No chaff, husks or any other bits of waste mixed in. Perfect.

    14/02/2023
  • Susan Stainton

    100%

    Speedy and efficient service.

    13/02/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Gold finches love this seed. Delivered in convenient packs - not too large.

    08/02/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Gold finches love this seed. Delivered in convenient packs - not too large.

    08/02/2023
  • Mrs wendy Huggins

    100%

    Finches go mad for it!

    23/01/2023
  • Mr rick Dennis

    100%

    Delivered as promised, packaged in 2 x 3kg bags which helps to keep the unused seed dry . As to quality I can say that the Siskins and Goldfinches give it 5*.

    23/01/2023
  • Mr rick Dennis

    100%

    Delivered as promised, packaged in 2 x 3kg bags which helps to keep the unused seed dry . As to quality I can say that the Siskins and Goldfinches give it 5*.

    23/01/2023
  • Mrs carole Hardwick

    100%

    Favourite of siskins, finches and sparrows. A great quality feed which soon goes!

    28/12/2022
  • John Northfield

    80%

    Like all their products is is good quality if a little pricey.

    25/12/2022
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I use this in a niger seeder for the goldfinches who go for it in a big way. Also add it to the premium high energy mix seed. Good product

    21/12/2022
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I use this in a niger seeder for the goldfinches who go for it in a big way. Also add it to the premium high energy mix seed. Good product

    21/12/2022
  • Guest

    100%

    Very good product gold finches love it

    01/11/2022
  • Helen Keenan

    100%

    Very speedy arrival of Niger seeds. Thank you, the goldfinches are happy and make my day feeding just outside my window in South London.

    29/10/2022
  • Yvonne Mcvie

    100%

    Our finches love them

    25/10/2022
  • Guest

    100%

    Service and delivery were good quick and easy will buy again and there’s not many places you can get live meal worms

    24/10/2022
  • Yvonne Mcvie

    100%

    Our goldfinches and Siskins love this.

    15/08/2022
  • Harold Paul

    100%

    The goldfinches and siskins love the Nyger seed.

    04/08/2022
  • Mr philip Poole

    100%

    These seeds are beloved of goldfinches in this neck of the woods… Worcester, no hint of starlings or magpies! They are especially welcome with my dear old mum in a local care home. She thinks they must have escaped from an aviary and l have done nowt to disabuse her of this concept. The seeds are very small and light so are best placed in the feeders on non windy days. The farm get these deliveries out asap and l am always impressed.

    01/08/2022
  • Anthony Braithwaite

    100%

    Very good food - effective in attracting Goldfinches, and in winter, Siskins and Redpolls. Pretty good for suburban NE London!

    30/07/2022
  • Margaret Wheller

    100%

    The Goldfinches love this seed and they are bringing their little ones now too. Lovely to watch.

    11/07/2022
  • Margaret Wheller

    100%

    The Goldfinches love this seed and they are bringing their little ones now too. Lovely to watch.

    11/07/2022
  • Anonymous

    100%

    All seems fine. I would like to know on the website how the different sizes are packaged as I would prefer to buy things in aper packaging rather than the non recyclable packaging that is used sometimes.

    25/06/2022
  • Tony Croft

    100%

    Good value and great quality. Speedy delivery too.

    10/06/2022
  • Tony Croft

    100%

    Good value and great quality. Speedy delivery too.

    10/06/2022
 

Niger seed (also referred to as nyger seed and thistle seed) is a tiny, black seed that is grown in parts of Africa, particularly Ethiopia.  It comes from the Guizotia Abyssinica flower and has oil releasing properties. 

It is known to be a favourite of finches, particularly Goldfinches, due to the shape and structure of their beaks. These have evolved to extract seeds from the heads of thistles and teasels. The pointed bill of Goldfinches are able to not only hold niger seeds -- which are a similar size to thistle seeds, but they can also fit inside the tiny hole of niger seed feeder ports. 

Niger seed is a highly nutritious type of wild bird seed, containing proteins, oils and soluble sugars. This means it is a great year-round wild bird food, providing vital nutrients and energy to Goldfinches and other members of the finch family.

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