Why are peanuts good for birds?
These tasty peanuts for birds are a great source of vitamins, minerals, healthy oils and protein, keeping your feathered visitors fit and healthy, all year round. They are easily digested and are an invaluable high energy food. If you fancy giving the wild birds in your area a bit of variation, why not try our sunflower hearts and fat balls too! Our local bird population loves them.
Are these peanuts good quality?
Absolutely! You only get great quality when you buy our 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.
How should I feed these peanuts to the birds?
Peanuts should be served with care as the whole nuts can be too much for some small birds and for fledglings, so make sure you put the nuts in a sturdy, mesh, hanging feeder, like our one, to keep the little ones safe from choking. 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.
Make sure, once you’ve started putting food and water out for the birds, that you continue throughout the year (yes, winter too!). They come to rely on you and will even learn your feeding routines.
Why not pair your bird feed with a bird box and nesting wool too? It is important that we provide habitat as well as food for our wild bird species to ensure they can nest and breed effectively.
Why should we be feeding our wild birds?
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. You can find out what to feed when, and how to do it safely, with their handy guide. Johnston & Jeff have some excellent tips too.