Sunflower hearts are the only true no-mess, no-waste seed to feed your birds. Using sunflower hearts means no shells on the ground and 100% of the seed can and will be consumed by the birds. Hearts provide the most nutritious fats, oils and calories per pound of seed and leave no messy hulls on your lawn or patio. It is often said that if you are only able to offer one kind of bird seed, it should be sunflower hearts.
Sunflower hearts are a magnet to attract all types of birds and they are especially popular with cardinals, chickadees and finches.
By using sunflower hearts by themselves rather than a seed mix, the birds are also less likely to toss undesirable seed to the ground as some birds do when faced with a variety of seed in the feeder, especially seed mixes that include a lot of corn and other “fillers”.
Most estimates suggest that it takes a full 75 lbs. of black oil sunflower to equal the nutrient and feeding value of only 25 lbs. of sunflower hearts. Why pay for 50 lbs. of inedible hulls? Pure sunflower hearts are a terrific per-pound value.