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Post by richcherr on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:13 am

Hello, ive seen bags of wild bird seed on display in the pound shop. if this is cooked thoroughly would it be OK to use as a particle-mix? unfortunately the specific contents are not listed but is there anything i should look out for that could be bad for the fish? has anyone else tried this?

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rich c

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Re: wild bird seed mix from the shop

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:26 am

I go to my local pet store for particles.

They do barrels of pigeon conditioner and hemp that you can scoop into bags the amount you need:
http://www.jollyes.co.uk/

They're nationwide, dunno if one happens to be near you?

If not, most pet food superstores should stock pigeon conditioner. Might be cheaper...
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Re: wild bird seed mix from the shop

Post by richcherr on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:29 am

cheers Ed, ive never tried fishing with particles so thought the shop stuff could be the initial experiment...gorundbait and pellets are so expensive
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Re: wild bird seed mix from the shop

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:37 am

I know the feeling Rich,

If you can get to a pet shop, just have a look 5 a kilo is about the going rate for pellets and 10 a kilo for boilies.

so, a mix of the 2 would be around 7.50 per kilo...

With websites like this:
http://www.gardenfeathers.co.uk/haiths-red-band-pigeon-conditioner_p334.aspx
You can get 10kg particles for the price of 1kg pellet/boilies

10:1 ratio means I know what's kinder on the wallet...

I use this site as a guide for price as their delivery charges may be quite high due to weight

this one does 20kg for 16
http://www.equipetable.co.uk/buckton-pigeon-conditioner.html

There's no competition if you want to get cheap feed in, go for the particle mix!


Just make sure it's properly prepared before it goes in the lake Wink
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Re: wild bird seed mix from the shop

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:38 am

Or this one has hemp in it already and is 13 p/20kg
http://www.medicanimal.com/product?product_id=B754&ptc=googlebase
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Post by richcherr on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:39 am

cheers nice one ed
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Re: wild bird seed mix from the shop

Post by Stotty on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:40 am

Edd said it to be honest but a good rule to go for is most particles I soak for Minimum 24 hours and then boil for 10-15 minutes minimum that normally sorts them out

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