Use The City Farmer Selective Guide to Bird Feeding to help you determine the best way to attract the types of birds you want. Not only do we have over 15 types of fresh seed, but we have our own City Farmer blends that are locally-formulated to attract the most preferred variety of birds to any feeding station. With such a variety of seed, feeders and houses you are sure to find what best suits your bird’s needs. Our associates can show you how to enjoy one or more of the following ways to attract and feed wild birds in your backyard.
Selective Guide To Bird-Feeding
Different birds are attracted to different varieties of seeds. By selecting one of The City Farmer’s unique blends you are assured to attract the birds you want. Here we carry many specialty seed blends for the real bird enthusiast. All our seed is fresh and is blended to attract the greatest variety of birds. Many seed blends sold at discount or box stores contain up to 50% grain fillers that make it appear you are getting more. The birds do not eat the grain filler and simply flick it around. For those wanting to feed the squirrels and other wild life we also offer cracked corn, eared corn or shelled corn as well as our critter mix.
Feeding on the Ground
Most ground-feeding birds prefer millet and cracked corn. We recommend The City Farmer Wild Bird Seed with Cracked Corn for feeding birds and other wildlife on the ground or on a platform tray. This seed blend will attract:
White Throated Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow
Feeding at Feeders
Most birds that feed at an elevation, prefer a variety of larger seeds including black oil, striped sunflower, safflower and sunflower hearts. We recommend The City Farmer special blend Premium with sunflower, peanuts, milo, and safflower for feeding at an elevated birdfeeder. This seed blend will attract:
White Breasted Nuthatch
Feeding at Both Types of Stations
For feeding at both the feeder and on the ground we recommend The City Farmer special blend Deluxe Bird Seed. The birds that eat larger seeds at the feeder will knock out the smaller seed making it easily accessible for the ground-feeding birds. This seed blend will attract:
White Breasted Nuthatch
Woodpeckers (Downy, Hairy , Red-bellied)
Selective Guide To Feeders
Different birds prefer different feeders. By carefully selecting from the wide variety of feeders in stock at The City Farmer, you can ensure that you will attract the birds you wish to view. From non-bird specific feeders to Hummingbird, Oriole, and others, The City Farmer offers unique feeders that cannot be found at big box stores. Stop in today to experience the knowledge and expertise of our staff.
Non-Bird Specific Feeders
The City Farmer stocks basic, universal feeders that attract many species of birds. From plastic to glass, these feeders best hold our unique blends of seeds. Because of the versatility of these feeders, you can choose to fill them with seed that attracts the species you most wish to admire.
Hummingbird | Oriole Feeders
Hummingbird feeders are traditionally red and are put out in the mid spring to help feed nesting and migrating hummingbirds. The bright color attracts the birds and the nectar in the feeder mimics the flower nectar the birds naturally drink. We carry both red and clear nectars, in powder or liquid forms. Our hummingbird feeders are available in the traditional red color, as well as blue, glass, window feeders, potted plant feeders, and many more.
Oriole feeders* are normally orange and can be used to hold oranges, grape jelly and meal worms. The type of feed used corresponds with weather-specific diets. Our selection of feeders come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ensuring that you will find the best one for your needs.
*Oriole feeders need to be isolated as this species of bird prefers to be away from other birds.
Thistle feeders are a specific type of feeder designed to hold small seed. They are traditionally long, cylindrical, and made of hard plastic or metal which are perfect for attracting goldfinches and others.
Squirrel Proof Feeders
Squirrel proof feeders are a popular option for many people. Their unique design is ideal for keeping pesky squirrels from eating your seed. The City Farmer stocks an array of squirrel proof feeders, including the Droll Yankee line of squirrel proof feeders. Droll Yankees feeders are known as the best selling feeder on the market and even offer some entertainment as they spin or flip any squirrel that tries to steal your seed.