Review: A Quality Bird Seed Cardinals Will Love

I recently purchased a bag of Old Potters Wildlife Sunflower Chips and Hearts from Amazon on a sale. I got a three pound bag to test it as a quality bird seed for my neighborhood Northern Cardinals. After going through the bag and putting it out, I can attest that this is a great bird seed for Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Sparrows, and more.

I wanted to put together a quick review of this seed below as a bird feeding hobbyist who’s tried more bird seed that I can count. I’ll also post some pictures, so you can judge if this is a seed you’d like to buy. At the end of this post, I’ll put a link to this bird seed, along with similar products for shopping.

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A bag of Old Potters Wildlife Sunflower Hearts & Chips. After going through this bag and testing it, I can attest this is a quality bird seed for Cardinals and many other birds.
This is what the bag looks like, straight out of the box.

I’ve always been a fan of sunflower chips for bird feeding. Sunflower is one of the best things to offer for the widest variety of birds at your feeders (I’ll list birds that like this seed later). But, for a slightly higher price point, sunflower chips also eliminate the mess of leftover shells in your yard. This is essential for me, as I live in an apartment development.

This is completely observation-based by me, but I also feel many birds prefer sunflower hearts and chips. They require less work from them to eat. No shells to break into!

Here’s a link to view and purchase the seed here

When I purchased these sunflower hearts and chips, the price was around $13 for the three pound bag, on par with many other sunflower chips on the website (this is all subject to change).

I put this seed into my squirrel-buster bird feeder and it works great. Bird have immediately started going after it!

A squirrel-proof bird feeder filled with sunflower hearts and chips.
Here’s the seed hanging out in my feeder. I imagine this bag will fill this feeder at least two more times. So, it should last me well more than a month.

Birds That Will Like This Bird Seed

  • Blue Jays
  • Cardinals
  • Chickadees
  • Finches
  • Goldfinches
  • Grosbeaks
  • Mourning Doves
  • Nuthatches
  • Pine Siskins
  • Titmice
  • Woodpeckers (my local Downy Woodpeckers love sunflower chips)
  • Wrens

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A Close Up View

I went through this seed and can verify it’s practically free of any fillers like red milo, cracked corn, or sticks. Quality stuff!

Here’s a view of the back of the bag. I like to post this so you can see that it’s a nice source of protein and quality-fat.

If you look past the label, you can verify for yourself that this is free of any filler ingredients!

Shopping Options

First off, you can find two versions of this bird seed on Amazon:

But, I also want to give you options for similar sunflower chip products on Amazon that you can price check and compare. I give my stamp of approval to each of these seeds too!

Looking for cheaper bird seed and don’t mind a little more of a mess from shells? I’d recommend you check out my reviews of some dirt-cheap quality sunflower seeds from Amazon that Cardinals enjoy:

Also, if you want to shop varieties of Cardinal bird seed mixes in general on Amazon, here’s a link to that too.

If you end up buying this bird seed, let me know in the comments section below what you think of it. If you have questions or comments, I always welcome those:

Thanks for reading. Happy bird feeding!

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