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PostSubject: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:06 pm

I'm sure it's here on the forum somewhere, but just thought I'd ask again, what are the best nuts to get, I buy plenty for the wild birds but some of these look a bit dodgy, are there any in particular you guys get
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Red skins are the best lofty or the ones for human consumption but those cost quite a lot more
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:22 pm

yep, red skin for human consumption , last time I got them from asda 69p, but make sure you give fresh or they go mouldy once opened..... Suspect Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks guys, I'm in town tomorrow so I'll nip into the market and get some of the fresh foods stalls
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 pm

make sure red skinned for human consumption lofty, not the ones for wild birds, squirrels etc.......... No No
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:47 pm

I use the cheap bird ones. Or did. Now use safflower instead. Safer, cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:04 am

halcanada wrote:
I use the cheap bird ones. Or did. Now  use safflower instead. Safer, cheaper.
We buy it by the ton down here Hal Wink Wink type thing "Safflower" peanuts are for the little guy here & very few waste their time with them from my experience. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:35 am

I suppose it depends what your trying to achieve by giving peanuts. If its a treat to befriend them a way to get them trapping faster or trying to build up fat reserves for longer races. Either way there are better safer seeds out there you could use as mould is a problem with peanuts.
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:32 am

halcanada wrote:
I use the cheap bird ones. Or did. Now  use safflower instead. Safer, cheaper.
same here hal, easier to get birds use to them aswell
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:27 pm

not used peanuts for a few years due to mould on them sometimes not visible to the eye ...just use a trapping mix as a treat now or a pinch of hemp
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:40 pm

That's what I was worried about daz, mould, seems it can be deadly, so it's why I asked which nuts members used
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:46 pm

best I have seen are sainsburys yellow skin blanched peanuts but bloody expensive ...sun flower hearts are just as good and they go berserk for hemp Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Was looking at sunflower hearts yesterday in b&m's, cheap to so may pick some up, remember my bullfinches used to go mental for hemp, would eat it and leave everything else, so had to be very careful feeding it, glad to know pigeons love it to, will get a small bag tomorrow when I pick up my corn
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:41 pm

Some fanciers microwave redskin peanuts to kill off any mould or badness, don't know how long seconds or minutes or even if it works?
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:35 pm

barnie wrote:
Some fanciers microwave redskin peanuts to kill off any mould or badness, don't know how long seconds or minutes or even if it works?

The best peanuts are from the health shops the ones for human comsumption
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:30 am

Lofty wrote:
Was looking at sunflower hearts yesterday in b&m's, cheap to so may pick some up, remember my bullfinches used to go mental for hemp, would eat it and leave everything else, so had to be very careful feeding it, glad to know pigeons love it to, will get a small bag tomorrow when I pick up my corn
If my memory is still in tune lofty Smile Smile Jack Barkel above was a great believer in sunflower hearts etc. Could be worth a read above Wink Wink I would suggest.
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:46 pm

They are good but expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:54 pm

are sunflower hearts those oval shaped black stripy seeds knackered...? if so they are in the new breeding / racing mix I just got from bamfords, looks a decent mix. alien alien
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Those would be sunflowers in the shell David, you can buy them already shelled, saves a lot of hassle, which suits me just fine lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:41 pm

imagine going through a sack of mixed corn sorting them out to shell eh lofty......... affraid No No
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:11 pm

lol! lol! lol! , now that would be some work, give me a day on the building site anytime
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:17 pm

Mine eat sunflower seeds. Black or striped. So do many fanciers pigeons here. Black preferred.
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:37 pm

what are they hal, protein ? or if nt why are they used for pigeons...?
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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:43 pm

Lofty - as a lot of people have said - be careful which type of Red-Skin Peanuts you buy. They are one of the quickest nuts to go off and they can carry a nasty fungus - same as Brazil nuts do.

I totally believe in Safflower seed - they are one of the seeds highest in 'Short Chain Amino acids' (fats) - they are very good for your pigeons after a race, to tame your birds and also - to give to your pigeons if they have to fly over 250 miles. But give it to the birds 2 or 3 days before basketing day.

I hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: What peanuts   Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:25 pm

David. Yes. However, they do contain an acid (in the black ones) that can be detrimental to the pigeons health. Mine get some occasionally when I mix in some wild bird seed. Otherwise to boost protein I stick with Safflower.
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