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Specialists in wild bird foods and feeders

Niger Seed
Niger Seed
Niger Seed

Niger Seed

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Brand Maltbys' Stores

Niger seeds, or Nyjer seeds, are the incredibly small black seeds of the niger plant, a yellow flower native to the Ethiopian highlands and other parts of East Africa. The seed is rich in oil and high in nutrition, making it a perfect seed for year-round wild bird feeding. It is especially great for wild birds in the winter months, as it helps them store fat and build up energy.
Niger seeds are great for a number of small bird species, as their small, sharp beaks are great at cracking into the tiny seed shells. They are also high in calcium, protein, fat and fibre, which many small birds need. Chaffinches, bullfinches, goldfinches, bluetits, tree sparrows and siskins particularly love niger seeds. They will also attract some larger bird species, such as pigeons and doves.
We would recommend using a specialist seed feeder designed for niger seeds, as the tiny seeds will easily flow out of other seed feeders. We would also recommend using an attached seed tray, which will prevent too much loss of seed onto the ground.

Product Information
Available Sizes: 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg
Composition: 100% Niger Seeds

LOVED BY MANY - At Maltbys’, we understand that feeding wild birds is both a highly rewarding and entertaining pastime. Also, with many bird species sadly in decline, feeding wild birds is now more vital than ever in aiding conservation efforts.

TAILOR-MADE NUTRITION - We work closely with our suppliers to find the best quality wild bird foods we can source, and because we understand that different bird species have different dietary requirements, we sell a wide range of wild bird seeds and mixes to suit all avian dietary needs.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – We source only the best quality foods we can find at the fairest possible prices, which means that our wild bird foods will keep your feathered friends returning to your feeding station again and again!

ONE OF THE UK’S BIGGEST SUPPLIERS - We receive new stock on average every 3 weeks or less, which means that we always provide the freshest possible product we can to our customers. This helps the product to retain its essential natural oils and nutrients, and reduces the risk of mould.


A complete seed product intended for wild bird feeding. Maltbys’ Stores do not sell any products intended for human consumption.

This product has been stored and packaged in a warehouse where it may have come into contact with common allergens, including (but not limited to): milk, egg, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

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