How Calcium Helps Nesting Birds
Being Seasonally Savvy: Give Nesting Birds a Hand
Calcium is the most challenging mineral for birds because when they need it, they need large quantities and they need it right away. This is mainly during nesting time for egg laying ans well as chick development. The amount of calcium in their natural diet of seeds and insects is often inadequate and they must seek calcium-rich foods as a supplement. Ask us about the many bird foods we offer which include calcium to help your nesting birds
Our source of calcium is from oyster grit or limestone dust. Both are finely ground and easily consumed by small songbirds.
Be a seasonally savvy friend to your birds by providing them with the extra calcium they require during nesting season. Our most popular seed blend containing Calcium is our White Deluxe Plus Blend. Containing sunflower chips, tree nuts, safflower, and millet, with added calcium, this blend provides high energy foods for both perch and ground feeding birds to help them through cold weather and the breeding season.
Another fine product developed exclusively for Wild Birds Unlimited is Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter, which contains suet, nuts, and Calcium. Over 140 species of backyard birds have been seen eating this product. So, if you want to attract some new birds to your yard, try Bark Butter. Both high in energy and great for strong bones and strong shells, this is a perfect bird food for the breeding season as well.