50 Fat Balls for the Garden Birds - £5 @ Asda
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50 Fat Balls for the Garden Birds - £5 @ Asda

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Found 4th Jan 2011Made hot 4th Jan 2011
Again more garden bird offers at Asda. This time a tub of 50 fat balls for £5 !

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Instore or online?

Has anyone tried these for breakfast (fried)?

Must be instore - i can only find 6pk for £1.33

i saw these instore yesterday in asda living, they also had 4 disposable bird feeders with seeds for a quid

Nice find, thanks for posting. HEAT added.

I love having fat balls.

fat balls?

mrpoohead

I love having fat balls.



Is that because you're a bit of a magpie?

Fat balls are only 49p for 6 in home bargains or B & M anyway.

kaylouise

Fat balls are only 49p for 6 in home bargains or B & M anyway.


Fair point - but Asda are nationwide and B&M are not

thanks. will try tomorrows. by birds are getting hungry

Good value, esp with more cold to come.

** Don't hang 'em in the little green nets, always use a wire feeder thingy. Birds can get their feet trapped in the plastic mesh.

Quadrille

Good value, esp with more cold to come.** Don't hang 'em in the little … Good value, esp with more cold to come.** Don't hang 'em in the little green nets, always use a wire feeder thingy. Birds can get their feet trapped in the plastic mesh.



I have heard that too but can't believe they make them in green nets if it is really a problem. I think the best advice is to pick up the nets once the food has been eaten rather than leave them blowing around the garden.

Yep £0.49 in Instore/Poundstrecthers for a pack of six.

mrpoohead

I love having fat balls.



Sounds like you need some relief! oO

Fat balls. teehee

I tried ringing my local asda and asking if they sold fat peckers, for some reason they hung up on me? oO

I've just been to Asda and asked the man on the Customer Services desk if he had fat balls - I then got thrown out!!!

bigsky

I have heard that too but can't believe they make them in green nets if … I have heard that too but can't believe they make them in green nets if it is really a problem. I think the best advice is to pick up the nets once the food has been eaten rather than leave them blowing around the garden.



Good point well made.

The birds round here must be choosy, keep hanging my fat balls out, never a nibble!

bigsky

I have heard that too but can't believe they make them in green nets if … I have heard that too but can't believe they make them in green nets if it is really a problem. I think the best advice is to pick up the nets once the food has been eaten rather than leave them blowing around the garden.



The people who make 'em aren't bird fans, they're getting-rid-of-spare-fat fans. Wtach the birds brace with their feet while they peck - THAT's when they get stuck. (birdforum stuff)

Asda Canterbury - the tubs had 30 not 50 in. Bought 6 for a £1 on the next shelf. Wilkos are worth a look for fat ball tubs.

Quadrille

The people who make 'em aren't bird fans, they're … The people who make 'em aren't bird fans, they're getting-rid-of-spare-fat fans. Wtach the birds brace with their feet while they peck - THAT's when they get stuck. (birdforum stuff)



I take your point and see that is exactly the advice given on the RSPB site. That said this can't be a new problem so why do garden centres, pet shops etc, that must have some animal welfare standards, continue to stock them like this?

Thanks for your post - I will now remove the green nets from the ones I have and also see if I can find somewhere that sells them without the nets.

Quadrille

Good value, esp with more cold to come.** Don't hang 'em in the little … Good value, esp with more cold to come.** Don't hang 'em in the little green nets, always use a wire feeder thingy. Birds can get their feet trapped in the plastic mesh.



GOOD ADVICE.

bigsky

This can't be a new problem so why do garden centres, pet shops etc, that … This can't be a new problem so why do garden centres, pet shops etc, that must have some animal welfare standards, continue to stock them like this?



I have seen some that place warnings, but the nets are probably the cheapest way to ensure the balls don't get stuck to each other in transit. But yes, it's pretty stupid!
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