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British Suet Balls

These high energy suet balls are made using British Maize and Seeds provided by Farmer Phil's farmer friend, on Parrish's Farm.

Feed the birds - their lives may depend upon you
A bird can use 10% of its body weight to keep warm on a cold winter night, so if they arrive at your garden expecting to find food and there is none, they may have no other source. It can literally be the difference between life and death.

There are two distinct species of birds that come to feed; the first are the original woodland species including the blackbird, robin, song thrush, blue and great tits and chaffinch. The second are open country or farmland birds such as the starling, goldfinch and house sparrow and in the winter siskin, brambling and redpoll.

To prevent birds getting entangled please make sure you remove any plastic wrapping before use

The birds feeding habits in the garden are directly related to the way they feed ‘in the wild’. Tits and smaller finches are used to balancing on thin twigs and seed heads, so they will hang from parts of feeders. Larger birds need to have a stable perch to feed on, so feeders with metal rods are more suitable.

Blackbirds and song thrush and in winter redwing and fieldfare are ground feeders, so they are most at home on the flat surface of a bird table or a feeding tray near the ground. Make sure you leave some food at ground level for timid birds such as dunnocks and wrens, which wait to feed on food dropped from the table above.

The nuthatch, robin, blackbird and all of the tit family thrive on fat based products, unlike goldfinches, siskin, redpoll and brambling, which are specialist seed eaters and need a diet of mixed birdseed, millet, whole and hulled sunflower and nyjer seeds. They will also eat fat products as long as seeds are added to the mix. We grow all of these seeds on our farm, apart from the nyjer seed, which is grown in warmer climates.
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£14.75
£14.75

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These high energy suet balls are made using British Maize and Seeds provided by Farmer Phil's farmer friend, on Parrish's Farm.

They can be put out on your table or the ground. Two of the 90g balls fit neatly into our Spiral Feeders.

Feed the birds - their lives may depend upon you A bird can use 10% of its body weight to keep warm on a cold winter night, so if they arrive at your garden expecting to find food and there is none, they may have no other source. It can literally be the difference between life and death. There are two distinct species of birds that come to feed; the first are the original woodland species including the blackbird, robin, song thrush, blue and great tits and chaffinch. The second are open country or farmland birds such as the starling, goldfinch and house sparrow and in the winter siskin, brambling and redpoll. To prevent birds getting entangled please make sure you remove any plastic wrapping before use The birds feeding habits in the garden are directly related to the way they feed ‘in the wild’. Tits and smaller finches are used to balancing on thin twigs and seed heads, so they will hang from parts of feeders. Larger birds need to have a stable perch to feed on, so feeders with metal rods are more suitable. Blackbirds and song thrush and in winter redwing and fieldfare are ground feeders, so they are most at home on the flat surface of a bird table or a feeding tray near the ground. Make sure you leave some food at ground level for timid birds such as dunnocks and wrens, which wait to feed on food dropped from the table above. The nuthatch, robin, blackbird and all of the tit family thrive on fat based products, unlike goldfinches, siskin, redpoll and brambling, which are specialist seed eaters and need a diet of mixed birdseed, millet, whole and hulled sunflower and nyjer seeds. They will also eat fat products as long as seeds are added to the mix. We grow all of these seeds on our farm, apart from the nyjer seed, which is grown in warmer climates.

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Customer Reviews

Great Quality Suet Balls Review by Phil S
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These Suet Balls are great either hung up in a feeder or broken up on the bird table. All the Birds in my Garden love them, and they are great for birds all year round.
Best I've bought Review by Kim
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These suet balls are very popular with all the birds here and not a speck is wasted! Thank you for yet another great product.
Loving those balls Review by Richard
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I have loved Farmer Phil's balls for a long time. I see they are now made by a friend of Farmer Phil. But I trust Farmer Phil's judgement of friends so I have just ordered anyway.
Best on the market Review by Colin
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These suet balls are the best I have purchased. No waste, whatever falls on the ground will be eaten by Blackbirds and Dunnocks. Great value. Don't waste money buying Fat Balls (may be cheaper but a lot of waste). Suet balls are better for the birds.
So good I repeat-buy Review by Ae
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These suet balls are the best I`ve found in years of buying such products. They are free of those annoying plastic nets which, admittedly, make them easy to hang out, but are dangerous to wildlife: I use a metal spiral feeder instead. These suet balls are always fresh. They are so popular with the birds that I`ve repeatedly bought them, 50 at a time. And recently, in August, it seems that the juvenile birds are the ones eating them the most and at such a rate, including wood-pigeons, which balance (only just) on adjacent foliage. At the end, all I have to dispose of is the cardboard box they arrived in.
Rather too popular with all the local birds Review by Catherine Ford
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Rather too popular with all the local birds, and several squirrels too. I console myself with the thought that bird and squirrel watching is good entertainment for 2 humans and 2 cats.
Arrived in a big box & arnt indivually wrapped- yippee! Review by Laura
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Arrived in a big box & arnt indivually wrapped- yippee! Super easy to grab some & put them in your feeder & carry on with your day! Seem to be going down a treat