Nyjer and Finch Blend
Finicky Finches Need Nyjer
Nyjer® (thistle) attracts finches of all kinds. Its high oil content is an excellent energy source for active birds and is best used in our specially designed finch feeders.
It is important to keep the food fresh for our picky little eaters. Nyjer has a thin shell and is vulnerable to spoilage while in the tube. Once seed starts to dry out and become stale, finches will turn up their beak for fresher forage. Replace Nyjer seed in feeders every three to four weeks if it is not being actively eaten. Store your Nyjer in an airtight container for a longer shelf life, and buy in quantities that will be used up in a few weeks.
For a little more variety and less mess, you can use our Finch Blend, which is 50% Nyjer and 50% finely cracked sunflower chips.
Read our Attracting Goldfinches article for more information on how to attract Goldfinches.