Feeding the birds can be a great hobby that you can do from the safety and comfort of your own home. you can invite and entice all sorts of birds to come to eat in your garden and if you like you even take up bird watching from home.

When you feed birds in your garden, you want to make sure you are doing it safely and in a way that helps the birds you are feeding. This means making sure the food you are feeding the birds is safe for them to eat and healthy enough that it has all the nutrients and proteins birds need.

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Should I Feed The Birds In My Garden?

Feeding the birds in your garden is a great way to help birds that might be struggling to find food on their own. Birds are strong eliminant little creatures and they are always out on the lookout for more food. They won’t get dependent on you and your birds’ feeders if you do decide to start feeding them so don’t worry about disrupting their usual habits.

Feeding the birds in your garden won’t do them any damage but can cause issues is if you aren’t feeding them the right food. Some foods can be harmful to birds or won’t give them all the calories, vitamins, and proteins they need to survive.

What Bird Food Is Healthiest?

There are lots of different types of bird food out there and all of them have different properties and attributes that make them perfect for when you want to feed the birds in your garden, but what bird food is the healthiest.

Peanuts

Peanuts are extremely healthy and good for birds. they are full of good fats and oils that birds desperately need to stay safe and healthy. Birds need these good oils for energy especially if they have flying, hunting, or protecting their nests. All of these activities are particularly strenuous and can cause the birds to become quickly exhausted if they do have the energy.

Peanuts are especially good for birds to eat in the winter months. As the weather gets colder it can be harder for birds to stay warm, luckily the fat and oils in peanuts can help them regulate their body temperature and stay warm in the cold winter months.

Remember, birds cannot eat salted peanuts or any sort of treated nut that is designed for human consumption. If you want to feed the birds in your garden nuts then make sure you purchase them through a bird food specialist so you know they won’t do the bird any harm.

Birdseed Mix

Birdseed and other birds’ feeds are specially designed to have all the nutrients birds need to stay healthy. Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Food, we always have the bird’s health and safety in mind. All of our birdseed mixes are designed to have everything a bird could possibly need to be able to complete all the things they need to do to survive.

We also have bird food designed for specific birds as well, so if you really want a particular bird to come and visit your garden you can use one of our mixes to try and entices birds like robins and finches to visit your garden.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are extremely healthy for birds. they are absolutely filled with all the nutrients and proteins birds need.

Here at Kenedy Wild Bird Feed, we have a range of sunflower seeds. We sell sunflower hearts; this is the soft meaty insides of the sunflower that the bird is trying to get to. By buying just the insides it means birds don’t have to struggle with the shell to find the food and that your garden won’t end up full of empty shells.

We also sell black sunflower seeds for birds. Black sunflower seeds have a slighter thinner shell than regular sunflower seeds which makes it easier for the birds to break into them. Black sunflower seeds are extremely good for birds and some of the nutritional benefits of black sunflower seeds include

  • 28% fat
  • 25% fibre
  • 15% percent protein
  • Calcium
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Potassium

Where can I Buy Bird Food and Bird Feeders?

Kennedy Wild Bird Feed provides the best quality bird food for your garden birds. We have a range of birds foods for you to choose from depending on what is right for you and the birds you like to feed.

We have everything from protein-packed mealworms to fatty suet balls and pellets, to our top-quality sunflower seeds for birds. We offer delicious nutritious bird food at a competitive price and offer free next day delivery.