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  • 8th February 2021 at 7:42 pm #544366

    I’ve run out of peanuts for the wild birds.

    Now that we can’t import from the UK, has anyone found a good supplier in France?

    8th February 2021 at 8:04 pm #544368

    I’ve been looking online and this company seems the cheapest (still expensive!) I found the seed and fat balls were surprisingly reasonably priced in our local Gamm Vert!


    9th February 2021 at 9:40 am #544385

    Hi, I’ve been looking too. Haven’t found anything affordable. seems ok, but the delivery charge was very, very high when I looked (67€, I think).

    9th February 2021 at 11:39 am #544395

    Go to  and search for Cacahuètes pour Oiseaux  17.99 Euro for 5kg. delivery is free over 25 Euro or get it sent to a collection locker at a supermarket.

    We get sunflower hearts from them too, no mess like sunflower seeds to pick up :yes:

    9th February 2021 at 11:55 am #544396

    I collected pin cones, covered them in peanut butter and rolled them on a bed of seeds and hung them from the trees.  The boids seem to love em. :yahoo:

    9th February 2021 at 1:38 pm #544399

    We buy ours at JMT pet shop in Carhaix, just off the roundabout. But they are quite expensive, I think.

    9th February 2021 at 4:50 pm #544413

    I have just seen a post on FB, Gardeners in France, with the poster buying her bird food from Germany. The companies name is Pauls-muehle. Hope this is of use to somebody.

    9th February 2021 at 7:57 pm #544428

    Paul’s Muehle isn’t taking any more orders at the moment , due to the very bad weather in Germany .

    I read it on the German site. :yes: :yes:

    9th February 2021 at 11:18 pm #544435

    17.99 Euro for 5kg.

    That is a lot of money. I have never bought peanuts for birds. I buy 3 kg bags of mixed seeds for oiseaux du ciel from Leclerc for about 3 or 4 euros, which contain millet, wheat and other small seeds as well as sunflower seeds and even a bit of maize. The birds seem to like the mix because it soon disappears. Sometimes this particular mix is not available, but I buy another mix that has no sunflowers. I then buy a smaller bag of sunflower seeds to mix in. Whenever I cook rice, I cook a bit extra, which goes out on the bird table when it is cool. I also put out grease balls, which are very popular. With the variety of foodstuffs, I am not only catering for various species, but I am giving them all a balanced diet. I consulted the RSPB website for advice, including the design of my bird table.

    My kitchen is also my office and workstation, and from my chair I can look out directly at my bird table. With binoculars to hand I can try to identify the birds, but what the hell, it’s nice to see them whatever they are. I used to think that I had blue tits regularly, but I have recently discovered that they are usually great tits – the black strip down their breast identifies them. I’ve had a robin several times over the last week. When I see magpies I chase them.

    10th February 2021 at 1:29 pm #544450

    We’ve always fed our wild birds peanuts, mixed seed, and fat balls, they like all of them and get what their diet needs at the time. At the moment, with the snow on the ground, they’re eating less seed and more nuts and fat balls, I guess they know what’s best for them. We have about 8 bluetits, a pair of great tits a robin, two dunnocks, occasionally a pair of blackbirds, and a colony of sparrows who are now inspecting the group of nest boxes on the back of the house. We haven’t had greenfinches or chaffinches for a while for some reason.

    We don’t need peanuts at the moment, as I’d stocked up from Croston Mill before the problems with importing started so I’ll watch this space with interest!

    10th February 2021 at 1:44 pm #544454

    We,ve only been here 8 weeks…but the birds don’t seem to know we’re here yet.

    this morning I made a bowl of peanuts…that I cracked…oats ..,bread all covered lightly with some cooking fat..

    so far ignored…


    10th February 2021 at 1:49 pm #544457

    I think bread is only okay for birds if it’s soaked Marmite, but they will be grateful for your efforts otherwise, once they find you, it does sometimes take them a while to find you and it also depends on what other food sources there are around.

    10th February 2021 at 3:05 pm #544459

    I mixed it with nuts and oats….don’t want them to think I,m mean…

    but so far haven’t seen a bird….

    feeling rejected…maybe they spotted the cats…who are glued to the windows …wondering who sprinkled flour everywhere.

    10th February 2021 at 10:01 pm #544481

    I’ve just bought some peanuts  through a German company via French E-bay but they haven’t arrived yet. They are from a company called Futtermittelkuh. 25 kilos for €52.49 plus €15.35 postage. Yes, I know, not cheap. But they will last us a year or so.

    Here’s the link


    10th February 2021 at 10:37 pm #544485

    I don’t buy peanuts for birds, but their favorites in the garden are the sunflower seeds. And when you think about it, peanuts are not found in our lattitudes, whereas sunflower seeds are, and they are full of oil too :unsure:

    11th February 2021 at 12:49 pm #544516

    Our birds don’t like the sunflower seeds – fussy lot!!

    11th February 2021 at 2:27 pm #544529

    Well something has eaten some….I bought the rest in and warmed it up.

    lîdl have a special off on fat balls…6 for 99c.

    i cracked…I,ll win the local birds over if it kills me.

    11th February 2021 at 6:31 pm #544559

    You certainly will Marmite! It’s been very busy in our garden today!

    24th February 2021 at 7:46 pm #545497

    Peanuts delivery arrived from Germany today. They are good quality, whole nuts, not in halves or pieces.

    27th February 2021 at 5:07 pm #545667

    Having researched them myself @positivethinking that does seem a good price in comparison, without being able to get them from Croston Mill

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