Blue tits, song thrushes, sparrows, nuthatches and bullfinches – they’re just a few of the varieties of wild birds which love to tuck into a feast of peanuts.
Why are they good for birds?
These tasty nuts are a great source of vitamins, minerals, healthy oils and protein, keeping your feathered visitors fit and healthy, all the year round. They are easily digested and are an invaluable high energy food so you know you’re giving them food that is right for them.
Why should I buy these nuts?
You only get great quality when you buy Johnston & Jeff Peanuts. They source Runner and Virginia varieties to ensure they are offering the best grades available. They also check every supply is fresh and free from mould or infestation, and they clean every single batch to 99.9% purity. That means the birds won’t pick up anything nasty from the food you’re feeding them.
Do you have to be careful serving peanuts to some birds?
You should feed peanuts from a wire mesh feeder so that smaller birds and fledglings don’t choke on them. The mesh means they have to break the nuts into smaller pieces to free them from the feeders. Please don’t be tempted to put whole nuts on to your bird table.
We also sell the Johnston & Jeff Sunflower Hearts Feeder which can be used for peanuts too. It’s sturdy and well designed, with diamond-shaped mesh which forces the birds to take bite-sized chunks. We also have a great range of houses for all sorts of wildlife so you can make your garden into a haven for the birds, as well as bugs, bats and even hedgehogs!
The RSPB says there’s never been a more important time to feed our wildlife as their usual food sources and habitats have been changed by farming practices and development. Find out what to feed when, and how to do it safely, with their handy guide. Johnston & Jeff have some excellent tips too.