Peanuts are a high energy and oil source of food which are extremely popular with many garden birds. If you wish to feed peanuts in your garden then using a peanut feeder is by far the best way of doing so. They allow small clinging birds to peck out the peanuts within ensuring they only use as much peanuts as they need. They also prevent parent birds from feeding whole peanuts to their chicks which can choke them, so it is very important that whole peanuts are only fed from a peanut feeder during the breeding period.
We recommend not feeding peanuts from regular seed feeders as this usually results in the peanuts clogging within the tubes due to their high oil content.
We also advise placing your feeders near to bush or tree foliage as this will allow your garden birds to feed in much more comfort as they can quickly return to cover if any predators are spotted. It is also very important to keep your feeders clean to prevent viruses spreading.