Feed and Seed

From seed to nuts, nectar to jelly we've got it all. And loads of experience to talk you through what you need in your feeders to attract some birds but not others.

If you see that any seed, single or otherwise that looks out of stock or on backorder, please disregard and continue with your order. We have it! We just haven't been able to build the stock in the system due to the busyness of the store.:)

 

Unfortunately we do not ship seed. Any orders with seed, the seed will be cancelled and refunded. The cost of shipping seed is crazy! It will more than double the cost of your seed.

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Update for April 2022

Please click HERE for a link to a blog describing the reasons for this price increase. Reasons are varied and multiple but the biggest factor is the war in Ukraine. They are the worlds #1 exporter of sunflower seed and of course they are not planting or harvesting during this crisis. 

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Update for Oct 15 2021

RE: Considerable seed price increase again due to drought conditions north and south of the border, low supply and high demand.

Bird seed pricing has had another considerable jump in price and it shows no sign of declining for the coming year. There are multiple factors affecting demand and price and these are beyond the control of The Birdhouse.

Very large domestic demand for bird seed and lesser crops due to the drought continues to drive prices.

Bird Seed Demand.

  • Reports are indicating a 25% to 50% increase in demand for wild bird seed in North America. Many believe this is due to large numbers staying home for work due to C19 even in 2021.

Oil Seed

  • China has been buying oil seed globally which has driven prices up considerably. This affects all oilseeds including sunflower, peanuts, safflower, soybeans etc.

China Animal Feed Demand

  • China’s soybean demand for their swine operations drives farmers choices to plant soy rather than other seed crops.

Biodiesel and suet

  • Increased demand for biodiesel has driven the price of suet up. The longterm closures of restaurants through covid means less oil is recycled for biodiesel and so this industry is driven to purchase food grade oils, including suet to offset. This is now impacting the price of suet. 
  • A higher demand for collagen based cosmetics globally is also impacting the price of suet.

 

Canada Drought CTV News    

Bloomberg Canada Drought      

US Drought   

Biodiesel

Collagen