Wagner's 18542 Cracked Corn Wild Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
- Feed ground feeding birds and other backyard wildlife
- Can be fed on its own or mixed with other seed
- Enjoy that close to nature feeling that comes with feeding your own backyard wildlife
- 10-Pound bag
- Satisfaction guaranteed
Wagner’s Cracked Corn
Our Wagner's Cracked Corn is enjoyed by a variety of ground feeding birds such as Blue Jays, Cardinals, Doves, Juncos, Quail, Pheasants, Ducks and Grouse. Rabbits, chipmunks and other playful wildlife will be attracted as well. It can be fed on its own or mixed with other seed. Many people feed cracked corn separately from their regular bird feeding area so that playful squirrels and other small animals have their own place to eat - diverting them from eating at your bird feeders. Sprinkle some on the ground where it is easily accessible by both birds and animals. Use Wagner’s Cracked Corn and enjoy that "close to nature" feeling that comes with feeding your own backyard wildlife. Trust your backyard birds to the experts at Wagner’s.
Bird Feeding Fundamentals - When Feeding Wild Birds, There Are 4 Keys To a Successful Program
Provide different types of food to attract more variety of birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Higher quality mixes attract more birds. Keep feeders full so birds will continue to visit.
Provide a variety of feeders to attract the greatest variety of birds. Use hoppers and tube feeders for Sunflower and mixes. Use Finch feeders for Nyjer and Finch mixes. Platform feeders will accommodate ground feeding birds.
Provide a shallow water source (2 inch-3 inch deep) so birds can bathe and drink. Water also attracts birds that feeding stations alone cannot, such as ones that feed on insects alone.
Place feeders in locations already frequented by birds. Place by shrubs and/or trees to offer protection.
Where should I locate my feeder to attract the most birds?
Make sure that your feeder is close to natural shelter such as trees and shrubs to provide protection for your birds, but be careful not to make it too convenient for squirrels. Also, place it in a location so that you can enjoy watching the activities of your feathered friends.
Should I feed the birds year-round?
Yes, birds need food year-round, so it is best to keep bird feeders full all year. Birds have a high metabolism and need to continually eat. Birds nest from late winter through late summer and during these months there is not an abundance of natural foods, so they need additional food for breeding and raising their young.
What is the best bird food?
Oil Sunflower Seed is one of the best seeds to have in a wild bird food mix. It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles. Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices that will attract a largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder. Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species you want and will fit any budget.
How can I attract specific birds and not attract others (e.g. starlings, grackles and cowbirds)?
Make sure that you have the right bird food to attract specific birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Also specialty blends, such as Wagner's Cardinal Blend or Finches Supreme, will attract these specific birds. Birdseed with less milo and corn won't attract as many cowbirds, grackles and starlings if you would rather not see these birds.
How do I stop squirrels from eating all of my birdseed?
Squirrels are a common problem at bird feeders. There are now a number of feeder styles designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed. Additionally, there are two seeds that squirrels do not like -- safflower and nyjer seed. An optional method is to supply the squirrels with their own supply of food away from the bird feeder area. Cracked corn works nicely.
Where and how should I store my bird seed after I bring it home?
Store your bird seed elevated on a shelf in a cool, dry location. Make sure that it is closed or sealed tightly in original package or in a storage container. It is important that the storage location has good air circulation and is away from direct sunlight or heat source. You should avoid storing your bird seed on a cement floor, since moisture from the floor can be transferred to the seed.