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    • caris
    • By caris 9th Aug 11, 7:59 AM
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    best place to buy cheap wild bird food
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:59 AM
    best place to buy cheap wild bird food 9th Aug 11 at 7:59 AM
    Could anyone please tell us the best place to buy cheap wild bird food. We normally have wild bird mix, fat balls, peanuts and cake, occassionally meal worms. We enjoy having the birds visit, however, its getting very expensive so would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you
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  • crazyguy
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:11 AM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:11 AM
    Make your own fat balls out of a sunday roast fat and add peanuts in to it and let set, also try the pound shops
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 9th Aug 11, 8:14 AM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:14 AM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:14 AM
    Also search out the small shops which sell it by the pound(kilo) its much cheaper than bagged/boxed. Be warned that I've been told China has stopped, mostly, export of peanuts so expect possible price rises in the near future.
    Millies gone back to Thailand, Roll on Summer.
  • Davey2009
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:38 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:38 PM
    My other 1/2 goes to poundland for the fat balls also Lidl are good value, we used to put alot of feed out then got a family of rats move in so just put a minimum out now plus some thistle seed for the finches
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    • wantnomoneyworries
    • By wantnomoneyworries 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
    We get fat balls and seed from Home Bargains or B and M Bargains - seed 99p fat balls 49p for 6 HTH
    • ds1980
    • By ds1980 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 7:43 PM
    pets at home do 20kg wild bird seed for £12.99 i think cheapest ive found
  • kazschow
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:11 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:11 PM
    If you know anyone with a Batleys Best pets card, you can get wild bird food for £6,99 plus vat for 25kg's
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 9th Aug 11, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Aug 11, 8:13 PM
    good price, it'll be hard to beat that knowing how much it costs.
    Millies gone back to Thailand, Roll on Summer.
  • Hovel lady
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    • 10th Aug 11, 2:27 PM
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    • 10th Aug 11, 2:27 PM
    B&M 6 fat balls for 49p, £1 shops usually do 8 for £1. £1 shop also do bags of suet pellets (500g) that our birds love.
    Kennelgate 20 kgs bird seed £11.50.
    I find the market cheapest for bird nuts - £1.59 kg. Today (13 Aug) gone up to £1.89.
    Last edited by Hovel lady; 13-08-2011 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Changed price
  • iwill
    i think we get 50 fat balls for £5.99 from wilkinsons and they come in a large plastic tub that we then store our bird seed/peanuts in hth
  • Doingmybest2bgoodhurrah
    The Range are usually very reasonable for this sort of thing. I get peanuts & general wild bird food from them by the kilo.

    I make my own fat balls through the year from fat from the Sunday roast & seeds. These go in the freezer until winter as the fat is quite soft. Other cheap bird foods are bacon rind & left over pastry. I'm afraid I'm a sucker for our local sparrows & I hang up coconut halves and I thread monkey nuts in their shells, which takes me back to staying at my grandparents' house as a child. I also put out bread soaked in melted lard or Stork.

    I put stuff on the ground as well as in hangers so that thrushes pigeons & blackbirds etc, which don't like to grip onto the hangers, get their fair share too.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 13th Aug 11, 11:06 PM
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    While we're on the subject of wild bird food, does anyone remember a grabbit or freebie towards the end of last year for 5kg of bird food for silly money? I've done a search and I can't find it anywhere but it was definitely something I found on here somewhere.
    The birds preferred the food to any of the cheap ones I've bought, and there was much less wastage, but I can't remember the on-line company I had it from. I've thrown the packaging away and can't see it on any of my cc statements. Any suggestions anyone?
  • JustMom
    Hi, I recommend ebay for the cheapest ,I recently bought 20k for 9.99,freepost. Quick delivery too.
  • gordikin
    Hi, I recommend ebay for the cheapest ,I recently bought 20k for 9.99,freepost. Quick delivery too.
    Originally posted by JustMom

    Have you got a link? Cheapest I can see is £15.99. Thanks.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 16th Aug 11, 6:04 PM
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    Have you tried Costco? Can't remember what we paid but it was half the price of Pets at homes' one.
  • GSD Lover
    Cost co got offer on wild bird seed & fat balls 4-2-13 to 24-2-13. Well worth a look
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 3rd Feb 13, 5:47 AM
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    12.75kg at B and M for £4.99......this was last month.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 3rd Feb 13, 5:52 AM
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    I am looking for 'no-grow' wild bird seeds at a reasonable price, any suggestions please.
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  • VanMan2007
    I use Kennelgate at Chilwell, Nottingham. They do a good quality aniseed mix which the birds like: 15kg for about £9.65.

    Def recommend.
    • Floozie
    • By Floozie 9th Feb 13, 6:32 PM
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    Home Bargains or Poundland!
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