Can anyone tell me if chicken feed, as sold in farm supply stores, would be an acceptable bird food for use in platform feeders? It is very inexpensive, and I assume that it would be attractive to sparrows, doves, jays, etc. Considering the high cost of niger, peanuts and black oil sunflower, which I use in large quantities each year, I think that the addition of this stuff would allow me to get more mileage out of the more expensive, specialized foods in the other feeders. Note that I am considering it as an addition to my current feeding regimen, rather than as a replacement for any of the other foods.
Thanks in advance for any information or opinions.