Black Sunflower Seeds
Black sunflower seeds provide wild birds with the fats and energy they need. Please note that the 25kg sacks of Black Sunflower Seeds are delivered as 2x 12.55kg sacks.Read more
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With a naturally high oil content, as well as protein and other vitamins/minerals, black sunflower seeds provide wild birds with the fats and energy they need. A cheaper alternative to peanuts, black sunflower seeds are versatile with plenty of ways for you to feed them to your feathered friends!
Due to the way that Black Sunflower Seed is harvested product may contain bits of stalk that resemble twigs. Most Black Sunflower Seed sold for bird food is sorted to a 98% level of purity, whereas our product is sorted to 99% to reduce but not entirely eliminate the stalk and other impurities.
Please note that the 25kg sacks of Black Sunflower Seeds are delivered as 2x 12.55kg sacks.
Type of Feeder to use:
Bird Tables, Ground Feeders, Nut Feeders, Seed Feeders
Birds that you may attract with Black Sunflower Seed:
Blackbird, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Long-Tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Robin, Wood Pigeon
We recommend storing your bird food in an airtight container in a cool and dry location, to ensure that it remains fresh for the period up to the best before date.
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Black sunflower seed FAQ's
See below answers to some common questions we get asked about black sunflower seeds
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Which birds eat black sunflower seeds?
Most wild birds eat black sunflower seeds, including sparrows, bramblings, nuthatches, finches, tits, and cardinals.
Can chickens eat black sunflower seeds?
Yes, chickens can eat black sunflower seeds, and it is recommended that you introduce sunflower seeds to their feed when they are moulting.
Are black sunflower seeds good for chickens?
Yes. However, you shouldn’t give it in generous amounts as they are high in fat, and unlike wild birds, chickens don’t dart around all day to burn this fat off. Limit feeding to a handful per flock every 2/3 days.
Can ducks eat black sunflower seeds?
Yes, but you should always make sure you are feeding them sunflower seeds that don’t have added salt (the same goes for anything that you are feeding any bird). Overall, black sunflower seeds are good for ducks.
Can rabbits and hamsters eat black sunflower seeds?
Yes, you can feed black sunflower seeds to hamsters and rabbits. In fact, they are one of their favourite treats. Despite being full of nutrients, try to avoid feeding them too many as the fat content is quite high for such small animals.
Do squirrels eat black oil sunflower seeds?
If given the chance, squirrels will eat black oil sunflower seeds. If you love to watch squirrels, you can buy squirrel feeders for your garden.
Do finches eat black oil sunflower seeds?
Yes, finches do eat black oil sunflower seeds, but niger seed is better for them.
Do pigeons eat black sunflower seeds?
Yes, pigeons do eat black sunflower seeds – alongside anything else they can get their beaks on.
Are black sunflower seeds good for birds?
Black sunflower seeds are excellent for birds. They are high fat, making them perfect for winter feeding when birds need more energy than usual. You can learn more by reading our sunflower seed feeding guide.