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These highly nutritious and oil-rich sunflower hearts for wild birds come without the husks of complete sunflower seeds. Specially treated to prevent any extraneous growth in the garden, sunflower hearts are a sure favourite among many different garden bird species.
Although these sunflower hearts are classified as 'bakery grade', they aren't in fact suitable for human consumption. Bakery grade, in this instance, means our sunflower hearts have the highest possible oil content, which is produced by the black sunflower seed. As a natural product the size of the hearts can vary based on the weather through growing season. A small percentage of chips may be included in your bag, these are loved by smaller birds.
Ideally used with compatible seed feeders, these highly diverse sunflower hearts can be scattered on the ground or on the top of bird tables to maximise the amount of different bird species to your garden. An absolute favourite of finches and tits.

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johnszi2301/05/2020 20:18

Do they all over your garden in return?


Nope. The neighbour isn't an animal lover (by any stretch) and the birds perch on the fence between our gardens and poop into her garden! They know which side their bread is buttered!
I don’t have birds in da house, can it eat it myself?
Monaco.Blue01/05/2020 21:08

Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has …Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has started bringing his mate. I also have a couple of blackbirds and magpies, a wren and blue tits who visit regularly and I would like to start feeding them. Buying the hearts makes complete sense. I have them for myself and have been sharing. Didn't know about porridge, thanks for the tip. The benefits of lockdown life!


Blackbirds and Robins love porridge oats, also the Sparrows that feed on the ground do too. We find the slightly bigger oats from Lidl are preferable - but there is also the risk of becoming porridge in the rain, so best to put them out in good weather. Also muesli works well and when Lidl has muesli on offer (Super Weekend Deals) , we give them that as a treat. Last year we had a mother Blackbird who had been coming to us for a year, bring her baby to teach him/her how to eat off the ground!
CardboardCutout01/05/2020 20:37

Do you get any problems with rats/mice?


They will encourage sparrowhawks and kestrels to your garden so a bonus.
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That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix them with porridge oats and they love them. We're inundated and they eat everything and don't leave a mess behind.
Thought it was a Hot tub at first glance.
Ordered, thanks!
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_01/05/2020 19:50

That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix …That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix them with porridge oats and they love them. We're inundated and they eat everything and don't leave a mess behind.


Do they all over your garden in return?
Thanks for this. The birds will be delighted!
Signed up for the newsletter to get 10% off but that took the total below free carriage so ordered a bird feeder which in the end worked out at 99p!
johnszi2301/05/2020 20:18

Do they all over your garden in return?


Nope. The neighbour isn't an animal lover (by any stretch) and the birds perch on the fence between our gardens and poop into her garden! They know which side their bread is buttered!
20kg sack I have bought previously on Amazon is now £29.99 so very good price
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_01/05/2020 19:50

That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix …That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix them with porridge oats and they love them. We're inundated and they eat everything and don't leave a mess behind.


Do you get any problems with rats/mice?
johnszi2301/05/2020 20:18

Do they all over your garden in return?


Free fertilizer!
CardboardCutout01/05/2020 20:37

Do you get any problems with rats/mice?


They will encourage sparrowhawks and kestrels to your garden so a bonus.
CardboardCutout01/05/2020 20:37

Do you get any problems with rats/mice?


No, not at all. The ground feeders e.g. Blackbirds and robins rapidly hoover up any bits that fall onto the ground.
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_01/05/2020 19:50

That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix …That's a good price! Heat added. We buy these for our wild birds and mix them with porridge oats and they love them. We're inundated and they eat everything and don't leave a mess behind.


Lol, I struggled with what you meant initially and then realised the mess would be from the shells if they were whole. Duh! That's a lot of money to spend on bird food. Yes, why am I reading this, it's akin to the YouTube rabbit hole.
CardboardCutout01/05/2020 20:37

Do you get any problems with rats/mice?


Once birds know about food they will not leave any food for mice
Monaco.Blue01/05/2020 20:51

Lol, I struggled with what you meant initially and then realised the mess …Lol, I struggled with what you meant initially and then realised the mess would be from the shells if they were whole. Duh! That's a lot of money to spend on bird food. Yes, why am I reading this, it's akin to the YouTube rabbit hole.


Buying the Sunflower Hearts makes great economic sense - you're not paying for the husk too - around half of the weight of the sunflower seed! We spend around £5 a month on Porridge Oats and Sunflower Hearts. That fills 1 standard Bird Feeder each day and lasts around 5 hours, depending on who is around. We love seeing the birds feeding and being healthy - just doing our little bit for Mother Nature. Also, the Sunflower Hearts are great for oiling their feathers and keeping them waterproof during the winter.
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_01/05/2020 21:01

Buying the Sunflower Hearts makes great economic sense - you're not paying …Buying the Sunflower Hearts makes great economic sense - you're not paying for the husk too - around half of the weight of the sunflower seed! We spend around £5 a month on Porridge Oats and Sunflower Hearts. That fills 1 standard Bird Feeder each day and lasts around 5 hours, depending on who is around. We love seeing the birds feeding and being healthy - just doing our little bit for Mother Nature. Also, the Sunflower Hearts are great for oiling their feathers and keeping them waterproof during the winter.



Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has started bringing his mate. I also have a couple of blackbirds and magpies, a wren and blue tits who visit regularly and I would like to start feeding them. Buying the hearts makes complete sense. I have them for myself and have been sharing. Didn't know about porridge, thanks for the tip. The benefits of lockdown life!
Monaco.Blue01/05/2020 21:08

Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has …Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has started bringing his mate. I also have a couple of blackbirds and magpies, a wren and blue tits who visit regularly and I would like to start feeding them. Buying the hearts makes complete sense. I have them for myself and have been sharing. Didn't know about porridge, thanks for the tip. The benefits of lockdown life!


Put niger seed up too. Tits like the sunflower seeds and nuts and we get some goldfinch visit for the niger
Also useful for attracting Fox Mulder into your garden.
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_01/05/2020 20:51

No, not at all. The ground feeders e.g. Blackbirds and robins rapidly …No, not at all. The ground feeders e.g. Blackbirds and robins rapidly hoover up any bits that fall onto the ground.


Exactly this. Pigeon and starlings round by us too so no waste. Found rats heading for suet at one stage put moved to thin branch that wouldn't support their weight and never returned
CardboardCutout01/05/2020 20:37

Do you get any problems with rats/mice?


A few people have replied saying the birds won't leave a mess.

We have to brush up regular. At my dad's, since he got a bird feeder, he literally had rats nesting 2 foot from where the seed falls. But he now enjoyed shooting photos of birds, and shooting dead rats.
Monaco.Blue01/05/2020 21:08

Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has …Good stuff. Tbh I have a robin who visits me when I garden and he has started bringing his mate. I also have a couple of blackbirds and magpies, a wren and blue tits who visit regularly and I would like to start feeding them. Buying the hearts makes complete sense. I have them for myself and have been sharing. Didn't know about porridge, thanks for the tip. The benefits of lockdown life!


Blackbirds and Robins love porridge oats, also the Sparrows that feed on the ground do too. We find the slightly bigger oats from Lidl are preferable - but there is also the risk of becoming porridge in the rain, so best to put them out in good weather. Also muesli works well and when Lidl has muesli on offer (Super Weekend Deals) , we give them that as a treat. Last year we had a mother Blackbird who had been coming to us for a year, bring her baby to teach him/her how to eat off the ground!
I don’t have birds in da house, can it eat it myself?
Bought, thanks for posting. New accounts subscribing to emails also receive a 10% off code, cheers
rodman02/05/2020 00:48

I don’t have birds in da house, can it eat it myself?


Definitely the Lidl porridge, it’s surprisingly very very tasty.
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_02/05/2020 00:47

Blackbirds and Robins love porridge oats, also the Sparrows that feed on …Blackbirds and Robins love porridge oats, also the Sparrows that feed on the ground do too. We find the slightly bigger oats from Lidl are preferable - but there is also the risk of becoming porridge in the rain, so best to put them out in good weather. Also muesli works well and when Lidl has muesli on offer (Super Weekend Deals) , we give them that as a treat. Last year we had a mother Blackbird who had been coming to us for a year, bring her baby to teach him/her how to eat off the ground!


What sort of feeder do you put it out in?
I put loads of fat balls in my garden and the birds won't touch it. Cost me a fortune as I bulk bought them in huge quantities (massive industrial sized boxes). I also bought them a watering thingy and other stuff and they won't touch them either. I have tons of birds in my garden too. They are very fussy and will only drink water from an empty container that's meant for kitchen waste. I'm not giving them any more goodies. Is there any genuine reason we can't eat these seeds ourselves or are they honestly not fit for human consumption? Feel like stating they're not fit for human consumption may be to do with controlling prices.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 2nd May
Murielson02/05/2020 18:09

What sort of feeder do you put it out in?


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Just a basic, plastic one - with 2 feeding perches at the bottom. Very easy to clean too. We've had them for years.
Master_Yoda02/05/2020 18:13

I put loads of fat balls in my garden and the birds won't touch it. Cost …I put loads of fat balls in my garden and the birds won't touch it. Cost me a fortune as I bulk bought them in huge quantities (massive industrial sized boxes). I also bought them a watering thingy and other stuff and they won't touch them either. I have tons of birds in my garden too. They are very fussy and will only drink water from an empty container that's meant for kitchen waste. I'm not giving them any more goodies. Is there any genuine reason we can't eat these seeds ourselves or are they honestly not fit for human consumption? Feel like stating they're not fit for human consumption may be to do with controlling prices.


Have you purchased these Sunflower Seeds already? If so, then you could try eating them yourself - and seeing if you become ill. Strange that the birds you get in your garden won't touch the fat balls. We used to buy Premium Wild Bird Seed Mix from Wilko and the birds loved it - ate every bit of it - until Wilko changed the Recipe and then they would easily leave 50%. We researched online and decided that Sunflower Hearts mixed with Porridge Oats (with muesli as an occasional treat) would be readily accepted by wild birds and we were right. No wastage whatsoever and they're good value for money overall.
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_02/05/2020 18:28

Have you purchased these Sunflower Seeds already? If so, then you could …Have you purchased these Sunflower Seeds already? If so, then you could try eating them yourself - and seeing if you become ill.


Ummm thankfully not lol.... I think I'll let someone else take one for the team
_ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_02/05/2020 18:28

Have you purchased these Sunflower Seeds already? If so, then you could …Have you purchased these Sunflower Seeds already? If so, then you could try eating them yourself - and seeing if you become ill. Strange that the birds you get in your garden won't touch the fat balls. We used to buy Premium Wild Bird Seed Mix from Wilko and the birds loved it - ate every bit of it - until Wilko changed the Recipe and then they would easily leave 50%. We researched online and decided that Sunflower Hearts mixed with Porridge Oats (with muesli as an occasional treat) would be readily accepted by wild birds and we were right. No wastage whatsoever and they're good value for money overall.



The funniest thing is that sometimes the birds will go and have a good look but they're literally like... "noooo I'm not having that" and then they bugger off. Also if I don't leave the kitchen waste container open and full of water for them to drink outside, they harass me at my window - they will fly right up to the window and hover like hummingbirds making their opinions clear. I don't understand why they won't drink water from the proper water container on the feeding station I bought. The kitchen waste container has never been used since new - it's just a deep dark coloured plastic container with a locking lid/handle but it's the only thing they will drink out of - they will drink out of it constantly non-stop all day long
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 2nd May
Great
Can humans eat these. As in are they safe to eat.
I wouldn’t eat them - I work in the factory and it’s my job to take the shell (husks) off of the sun flower seed, colleagues have eaten them in the past and I don’t think it’s done any harm.

To be honest when I feel hungry I move onto the olive production line where we remove the olive pips.
BanbanaNan02/05/2020 21:43

I wouldn’t eat them - I work in the factory and it’s my job to take the she …I wouldn’t eat them - I work in the factory and it’s my job to take the shell (husks) off of the sun flower seed, colleagues have eaten them in the past and I don’t think it’s done any harm. To be honest when I feel hungry I move onto the olive production line where we remove the olive pips.


Sounds like a buffet haha
Bought a few bags of the bnm seed for £4 but half of it just gets left on the ground to sprout in my garden so moved to sunflower, mealworm and suet for the crows and starlings.

Aldis currently have sunflower hearts for £2 just now bought a couple bags today.
Edited by: "lmc87" 2nd May
Don't overfeed birds during summer months, or they will rely on feeders and won't learn to find their own food. Also every sunflower seed you give them is one midge or mosquito biting you because birds were too full to catch it.
They take out the Sunflowers heart ?!?! 💔 🌻
Saddest post EVER!
It is a shame is not for people. It would be amazing for that price
Tobias302/05/2020 21:35

Can humans eat these. As in are they safe to eat.



Don't eat these guys - just saw they've been treated with chemicals to prevent 'extraneous growth' when placed outside
Master_Yoda02/05/2020 18:13

I put loads of fat balls in my garden and the birds won't touch it. Cost …I put loads of fat balls in my garden and the birds won't touch it. Cost me a fortune as I bulk bought them in huge quantities (massive industrial sized boxes). I also bought them a watering thingy and other stuff and they won't touch them either. I have tons of birds in my garden too. They are very fussy and will only drink water from an empty container that's meant for kitchen waste. I'm not giving them any more goodies. Is there any genuine reason we can't eat these seeds ourselves or are they honestly not fit for human consumption? Feel like stating they're not fit for human consumption may be to do with controlling prices.


We also tried putting fat balls out and the birds rarely ever touched them, I think I saw a few peck marks in one once, but that's about it.

We've stopped buying mixed seed too, because the stuff we've bought recently was mostly getting emptied on the ground by the sparrows that pick through it for the seed that they like and drop about 90% of it, which only the pigeons will eat. That didn't use to happen, so I guess the suppliers have substituted cheaper types of seed/grain that most birds don't like.

The birds visiting our garden tend to use our pond and also a neighbour's badly built shed roof for water and bathing. The shed was particularly popular with a large flock of starlings till the owner fixed the gutter last year. They would land in groups on the lawn outside our kitchen window, fly up onto the shed roof if it had been raining, bath in the pool of water that collects on the felt near the edge, while waiting their turn, then hop down into the gutter a few dozen at a time, which due to it being bent like a banana and tilted in the wrong direction was usually full of water, then fly over to their roost, which was/is unfortunately a couple of large sycamore trees in another adjoining garden with overhanging branches, so I had to move a trailer after it got smothered in poop.
Edited by: "melted" 3rd May
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