Red Millet

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We grow all our Red Millet right here at Vine House Farm and by feeding it on the farm we have attracted over 200 Tree Sparrows.
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A tiny seed which is easily digestible and contains Vitamin B, protein and iron.

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FAQ Title 1

What is Red Millet Seed?

FAQ Content 1

Red millet is a variety from the wider millet group, which are small seeded grasses and are widely planted as a crop for human and livestock consumption in semi-arid areas of Africa and Asia. Red millet is high in vitamin B and a good source of various minerals. 

FAQ Title 2

How is Red Millet Seed grown and harvested?

FAQ Content 2

Red millet is sown with our regular drill that we use for most of our other crops that we combine. It doesn’t like the cold weather so we drill it in April to reduce the risk of it being caught by the frost. It is drilled into a fine seedbed to give it the best chance of growing immediately, and we then look after it in much the same way as other crops. We harvest it in September with the combine, and it is always ready before the white millet. When it’s ready we need to be quick to harvest it as windy weather will knock the seed out of the seed heads and onto the ground. We then dry and store it in our sheds much like other seed crops, as we need to ensure that it is at a suitably low moisture level. We then clean it before it is packed for bird seed.

FAQ Title 3

What makes Red Millet Seed different to your White Millet product?

FAQ Content 3

It’s simply a different variety of millet, with the visual difference being the obvious colour. Nutritional value of red and white millet is very similar, though it’s fair to say that red millet is a more specialist feed as it tends to be mainly eaten by Tree Sparrows.  

FAQ Title 4

Which birds eat Red Millet Seed?

FAQ Content 4

Tree Sparrows are the main species which eat red millet, and certainly making the seed readily available in your garden is a great way to attract the species if they’re present in your area of the country. Red Milletis also eaten by Reed Buntings and Chaffinches.

FAQ Title 5

How do I feed Red Millet Seeds to birds?

FAQ Content 5

Red Millet is suitable for seed feeders, bird tables and ground feeders.If fed on its own, then our Millet Feeder is ideal

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland 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.

  • Anonymous

    100%

    The sparrows did love them but what dropped grew so need to be placed on rough ground or wild part of the garden.

    30/07/2020
  • Sean Wakeman

    80%

    Ethically sourced, fast delivery and great product. Only reason for 4 stars is the plastic bag it came in.

    29/05/2020
  • Carole Hardwick

    100%

    The sparrows love the red millet. Excellent quality food.

    28/05/2020
  • Hazel Chambers

    100%

    Very pleased. Trying these to give our tree sparrows more alternatives

    21/02/2020
  • Sally Broad

    100%

    15/02/2020
  • Kath Stewart-moore

    100%

    11/02/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Excellent product. If you want to attract tree sparrows feed them red millet. Tree sparrow numbers have dropped dramatically in recent decades, they need our help.

    06/12/2019
  • Thomas Pender

    80%

    Nice quality seed, but have not been able to attract birds with it yet. Maybe when it gets colder.

    22/11/2019
  • John Wells

    100%

    Purchased as a ‘plan’ to see if House Sparrows like this as much as Tree Sparrows. They do!!! Sadly no TS here though!! I’ve watched TS make mincemeat of Red Millet at Ouse Washes RSPB feeders. Would love one or two here but we are in a town centre sadly!! It’s going down well.

    08/10/2019
  • Josephine Evans

    80%

    Bag had been slashed jaggedly for about 6 inches before shipment in a bigger bag so some was wasted and a biggish portion of the seeds spilled all over and took me ages to sweep them up.

    03/09/2019
  • Mrs judy Baker

    100%

    09/07/2019
  • Mr clive Skinner

    100%

    Great service. order arrived very promptly as per usual.

    15/02/2019
  • Dr Alistair mclee

    100%

    A huge enticement for sparrow species. However it is difficult to contain in a feeder and i have slightly modified the holes in a nyger style feeder to stop the seeds being shaken out by the wind.

    03/10/2018

A tiny seed which is easily digestible and contains Vitamin B, protein and iron.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland 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.

  • Anonymous

    100%

    The sparrows did love them but what dropped grew so need to be placed on rough ground or wild part of the garden.

    30/07/2020
  • Sean Wakeman

    80%

    Ethically sourced, fast delivery and great product. Only reason for 4 stars is the plastic bag it came in.

    29/05/2020
  • Carole Hardwick

    100%

    The sparrows love the red millet. Excellent quality food.

    28/05/2020
  • Hazel Chambers

    100%

    Very pleased. Trying these to give our tree sparrows more alternatives

    21/02/2020
  • Sally Broad

    100%

    15/02/2020
  • Kath Stewart-moore

    100%

    11/02/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Excellent product. If you want to attract tree sparrows feed them red millet. Tree sparrow numbers have dropped dramatically in recent decades, they need our help.

    06/12/2019
  • Thomas Pender

    80%

    Nice quality seed, but have not been able to attract birds with it yet. Maybe when it gets colder.

    22/11/2019
  • John Wells

    100%

    Purchased as a ‘plan’ to see if House Sparrows like this as much as Tree Sparrows. They do!!! Sadly no TS here though!! I’ve watched TS make mincemeat of Red Millet at Ouse Washes RSPB feeders. Would love one or two here but we are in a town centre sadly!! It’s going down well.

    08/10/2019
  • Josephine Evans

    80%

    Bag had been slashed jaggedly for about 6 inches before shipment in a bigger bag so some was wasted and a biggish portion of the seeds spilled all over and took me ages to sweep them up.

    03/09/2019
  • Mrs judy Baker

    100%

    09/07/2019
  • Mr clive Skinner

    100%

    Great service. order arrived very promptly as per usual.

    15/02/2019
  • Dr Alistair mclee

    100%

    A huge enticement for sparrow species. However it is difficult to contain in a feeder and i have slightly modified the holes in a nyger style feeder to stop the seeds being shaken out by the wind.

    03/10/2018

FAQS

What is Red Millet Seed?

Red millet is a variety from the wider millet group, which are small seeded grasses and are widely planted as a crop for human and livestock consumption in semi-arid areas of Africa and Asia. Red millet is high in vitamin B and a good source of various minerals. 

How is Red Millet Seed grown and harvested?

Red millet is sown with our regular drill that we use for most of our other crops that we combine. It doesn’t like the cold weather so we drill it in April to reduce the risk of it being caught by the frost. It is drilled into a fine seedbed to give it the best chance of growing immediately, and we then look after it in much the same way as other crops. We harvest it in September with the combine, and it is always ready before the white millet. When it’s ready we need to be quick to harvest it as windy weather will knock the seed out of the seed heads and onto the ground. We then dry and store it in our sheds much like other seed crops, as we need to ensure that it is at a suitably low moisture level. We then clean it before it is packed for bird seed.

What makes Red Millet Seed different to your White Millet product?

It’s simply a different variety of millet, with the visual difference being the obvious colour. Nutritional value of red and white millet is very similar, though it’s fair to say that red millet is a more specialist feed as it tends to be mainly eaten by Tree Sparrows.  

Which birds eat Red Millet Seed?

Tree Sparrows are the main species which eat red millet, and certainly making the seed readily available in your garden is a great way to attract the species if they’re present in your area of the country. Red Milletis also eaten by Reed Buntings and Chaffinches.

How do I feed Red Millet Seeds to birds?

Red Millet is suitable for seed feeders, bird tables and ground feeders.If fed on its own, then our Millet Feeder is ideal

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