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Old 09-08-2011, 7:59 AM
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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.

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Old 09-08-2011, 8:11 AM
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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
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Old 09-08-2011, 8:14 AM
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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.
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Old 09-08-2011, 7:38 PM
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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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Old 09-08-2011, 7:43 PM
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We get fat balls and seed from Home Bargains or B and M Bargains - seed 99p fat balls 49p for 6 HTH
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Old 09-08-2011, 7:43 PM
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pets at home do 20kg wild bird seed for 12.99 i think cheapest ive found
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Old 09-08-2011, 8:11 PM
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If you know anyone with a Batleys Best pets card, you can get wild bird food for 6,99 plus vat for 25kg's
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good price, it'll be hard to beat that knowing how much it costs.
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Old 10-08-2011, 2:27 PM
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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.

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Old 10-08-2011, 4:17 PM
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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
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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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Old 13-08-2011, 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?
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Old 15-08-2011, 10:51 PM
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Hi, I recommend ebay for the cheapest ,I recently bought 20k for 9.99,freepost. Quick delivery too.
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Old 16-08-2011, 1:43 PM
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Hi, I recommend ebay for the cheapest ,I recently bought 20k for 9.99,freepost. Quick delivery too.

Have you got a link? Cheapest I can see is 15.99. Thanks.
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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.
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Cost co got offer on wild bird seed & fat balls 4-2-13 to 24-2-13. Well worth a look
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12.75kg at B and M for 4.99......this was last month.
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Old 03-02-2013, 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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Old 03-02-2013, 8:58 AM
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I use Kennelgate at Chilwell, Nottingham. They do a good quality aniseed mix which the birds like: 15kg for about 9.65.

Def recommend.
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Old 09-02-2013, 6:32 PM
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Home Bargains or Poundland!
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