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Our high energy wild bird seed mix is ideal for feeding many wild bird species during any time of year. This wheat free high energy mix is packed full of our home grown black sunflowers (50%), and many birds love this seed. It also contains a generous amount of nutritious chopped peanuts -- another favourite of many garden bird species. Every sale supports Wildlife Trusts.

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Our high energy mix contains: black sunflowers, chopped peanuts, white millet, kibbled maize, canary seed, pinhead oats, oil seed rape and red millet. It is much like our mixed seed bird food but with more high energy black sunflowers and without the wheat. 

This is an extremely high energy mixed seed bird food at a great price. Chopped peanuts in particular make this high energy wild bird seed blend an ideal addition to your bird food selection. Peanut granules are a great source of natural fat for birds, especially during cold months. They are also very high in protein, as are sunflower seeds, which are included in this mix. Protein is important for birds, especially during fledgling seasons, where birds need more protein than usual to grow their feathers. 

Our high energy seed mixes are an ideal form of bird feed, which can be used to feed garden birds all year round.

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FAQ Title 1

How should I feed high energy mixed seed to wild birds 

FAQ Content 1

Our high energy mixed seed wild bird food is suitable for bird tables, ground feeders and hanging seed feeders.

 A common problem with feeding seed mixes during high rainfall seasons is that they can become sticky when very wet. This can lead to clogging of some types of bird feeder. This is not an issue provided our high energy mixed seed is fed from a tubular seed feeder. 

Feed this seed mix all year round to attract a variety of birds into your garden, and provide important nutrition during every season. 

FAQ Title 2

What is the best seed mix for wild birds?

FAQ Content 2

High quality mixes of seeds for wild birds contain a mixture of nutritious ingredients, containing protein and natural fats. The best high energy wild bird seed mixes contain sunflower seeds and peanut granules. These are both ideal sources of energy which are consumed by many varieties of bird. Smaller seeds, such as millet, appeal to birds such as dunnocks, collared doves and some species of finch. 

The best seed mixes for wild birds include a variety of different seeds and grains. This ensures a great number of species of wild bird visit your garden. High energy wild bird seed blends like this one are ideal during Winter months, when birds need to consume more fat to generate more energy to stay warm. 

FAQ Title 3

Is it OK to put bird seed on the ground?

FAQ Content 3

Putting bird seed on the ground is not a problem, and many find it an inexpensive way to feed their birds. 

Ground-feeding birds, like blackbirds and robins, prefer to eat from the ground or from low areas. They will feed on seed mixes if they are scattered on the ground or on a ground feeder. However, some birds prefer to eat from higher points, such as while perched on branches of trees. Some species of finch, for instance, usually prefer to eat from higher feeders, if given the option. 

FAQ Title 4

What is the best bird food for winter?

FAQ Content 4

While suet products (include suet fat balls, suet pellets and suet blocks) remain a popular choice, high energy choice of bird food during Winter, high energy wild bird seed mixes are also a great option during cold weather. Our high energy seed mix is made using peanut granules, and sunflower seeds. These are a great example of high energy food sources for birds. 

FAQ Title 5

Which birds eat high energy wild bird seed?

FAQ Content 5

Most garden birds will consume our seed mixes, as they contain a variety of types of food source. 

Types of birds that will eat our high energy wild bird seed mix include: 

FAQ Title 6

How do you keep bird seed from sprouting under a feeder?

FAQ Content 6

You can opt for a low waste or waste-free bird seed. These are seed mixes that contain seeds many species of bird love, like sunflower hearts (the de-husked version of the black sunflower seed) which are favoured by many birds. Our mixes usually include seeds that have had their husks removed (like sunflower hearts) and those have been ground up

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • Ann Mccarthy

    80%

    12/10/2021
  • Jackie andrade

    100%

    Great product - has attracted masses of finches, sparrows and nuthatches as well as the blue tits and coal tits that are regular visitors. Its good to know that by purchasing from Vine House we are supporting their environmental initiatives as well as our own

    09/10/2021
  • Geoffrey Bowyer

    100%

    Many types of birds seem to love it as there’s a constant stream of them during the day Overall an excellent product to keep the birds healthy

    04/10/2021
  • Norman Jowett

    100%

    Good mix, popular with the birds.

    03/10/2021
  • Mr brian Michael

    100%

    Excellent seed-mix - often have to refill three seed feeders daily. Delivery prompt, therefore, 'five-star' is well deserved.

    30/09/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent service, delivery on time and the birds love the food.

    20/09/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The product was exactly as described on the website. It was easy to order and delivered very promptly in good strong packaging.

    08/09/2021
  • Michael Wade

    100%

    Was wondering how the birds would take to this mix but no need they love it. Will be ordering again very soon.

    04/09/2021
  • Mrs s M pittman

    100%

    The birds in my garden like it. It is a bit more messy than sunflower hearts but it makes a change. It came very fresh and quickly. Every day I need to refill the bird table and there are birds on the bird feeders.

    25/08/2021
  • Tracey Thorne

    100%

    I love this company and the birds love their food. Delivery is always on time and quality of food exceptional. Also very reasonably priced. Highly recommended

    06/08/2021
  • Gillian Vick

    100%

    The birds love it.

    29/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Delivery as usual prompt. Birds seem to go through the bag quickly. And squirrels!

    21/07/2021
  • Keith benyon-tinker

    100%

    Excellent feed mix which attracts a wide variety of birds to my feeders. Great service, mostly grown in this Country, and support for Wildlife Trusts, why would you shop anywhere else!

    20/07/2021
  • Annette Moody

    100%

    Great quality products, fast delivery and the birds love it

    19/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    This bird food is very good various birds are going to the bird feeders. Food doesn't last long as quite a few birds are going to the feeders.

    06/07/2021
  • Susan Otter

    100%

    Order process was very easy and delivered on time. Haven't tried the mix myself (obviously), but by the way the birds empty the containers, it is first class for their needs!

    04/07/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent bird food. The birds love it. In fact so much they clean it up so quickly and come back for more. A lovely mix of sunflower seeds, corn, peanuts etc. good to see the birds so healthy and enjoying the food. Thank you. Sandra McMahon

    01/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    My wild birds love this mix, so much so, that when I ran out of it before new supplies arrived I purchased seed from my local pet shop, they refused to eat it.

    19/06/2021
  • Julia A bard

    100%

    11/06/2021
  • Richard Price

    100%

    The birds cant get enough

    10/06/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    The High Energy Mix is perfect for our garden. We have sparrows, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, collared doves and a daily visit from a pair of wood pigeons . They all seem happy and the feeders are soon emptied.

    02/06/2021
  • Esther Evans

    100%

    Excellent product and service! Your support of the Wildlife Trusts is also brilliant.

    19/05/2021
  • Susan Elliott

    100%

    was lucky to find this supplier via an online search for "hi energy wild bird food" - was looking because current supplier's price has increased quite substantially and postage expensive. this product from Vine House Farm is priced much more reasonably and delivery is included, making it a very competitive purchase and worth a try. am so glad i did place my order, as the birds seem to love the product as much, if not more than, previous supplier's. on top of this, delivery was made very quickly. thanks Vine House Farm - i certainly recommend and will be back for more.

    08/05/2021
  • Cyril Rowe

    100%

    High Energy mix brings many varieties of birds tio my garden. It is always clean and fresh.

    26/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The high energy seed mix is excellent quality with very little waste at the bottom of the feeders. Delivery as normal very good!

    26/04/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Only just started using High Energy Mix, mixture of birds feeding. Really pleased to have found yourselves the service (delivery process etc) was outstanding thank you.

    26/04/2021
  • Tracey Thorne

    100%

    Great bird food, my birds love it. Fantastic company, excellent service, great value for money and very prompt delivery. Very highly recommended.

    15/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Birds seem to enjoy this seed mix

    13/04/2021
  • Mike Preece

    100%

    I've bought bird food from this fantastic company for many years and it's always been brilliant. This particular product is rich in sunflower seeds and the birds have shown far more interest that they did previously with the rubbish you get from a supermarket. It even arrived the day after ordering which shows they care about the birds.

    12/04/2021
  • Steve Bellamy

    100%

    Excellent service thank you

    12/04/2021
  • Ann Haskins

    100%

    All the birds like it and no waste.

    09/04/2021
  • David king

    100%

    The garden birds

    09/04/2021
  • Susan Craig

    100%

    This is the third purchase I have made from Vine House Farms. The service is really easy to use and has been incredibly fast. I like the fact that the description for each food type is matched to the type of birds that are likely to be attracted to it, or that will benefit from it, making it easy, for an amateur like me, to decide which type to buy! I would definitely recommend this business.

    07/04/2021
  • John Eaves

    100%

    Looks good and tastes good according to the birds

    30/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Ethically produced products which offer a wide range of feeding options to attract a wide variety of bird species. Well packaged and timely delivery-The birds are a fan!

    30/03/2021
  • Philip Carter

    100%

    Always a good and healthy mix... All the birds love it!

    27/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    This is a quality product loved by the many types of birds visiting our garden , it doesn’t last long so ........ we have satisfied customers. I’ve been sprinkling some seed on the ground near the feeders which has attracted a flock of Chaffinches and two winter visitors , Bramblings ! Also some Pheasants are now regular visitors !

    26/03/2021
  • Esther Evans

    100%

    Very good quality product, promptly delivered - always excellent service from Vine House Farm!

    26/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Second purchase of this mix which the birds seem to enjoy! Great quality.

    25/03/2021
  • Christopher Feare

    100%

    Disappears quickly so the birds must like it!

    17/03/2021
  • Mr tony Thorpe

    100%

    Excellent quality, liked by most of the birds we get in our garden. Good value.

    11/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent quality,good value

    08/03/2021
  • Mrs judith Douglas

    100%

    Good quality bird food. Prompt delivery to my back door. Nicholas's newsletter about the farm and its wildlife is always interesting and helps me to feel involved in the possibilities of farming and looking after the environment. Some of the profit from each purchase goes to environmental charities so I am helping my birds and the wider environment.

    08/03/2021
  • Susan Smith

    100%

    Excellent quality mix. Birds love it.

    07/03/2021
  • John Eddie

    100%

    Prompt delivery. Birds love it.

    06/03/2021
  • Gillian Godden

    80%

    Jusr what the avian world needs at this time.

    06/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    As always brilliant bird food,brilliant customer service .Thank you

    06/03/2021
  • Guest

    80%

    Arrived promptly,looks good,and the birds seem to like it,though due to very bad weather,not much feeding going on.Spring today ! so we'll see how they get on.

    25/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    My garden birds mostly consist of pheasants these days, and they love this mix. Once they've breakfasted and gone off elsewhere, the smaller birds arrive and they eat the tinier seeds in the mix.

    24/02/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Looks good mixture. . Birds like it

    23/02/2021

Our high energy mix contains: black sunflowers, chopped peanuts, white millet, kibbled maize, canary seed, pinhead oats, oil seed rape and red millet. It is much like our mixed seed bird food but with more high energy black sunflowers and without the wheat. 

This is an extremely high energy mixed seed bird food at a great price. Chopped peanuts in particular make this high energy wild bird seed blend an ideal addition to your bird food selection. Peanut granules are a great source of natural fat for birds, especially during cold months. They are also very high in protein, as are sunflower seeds, which are included in this mix. Protein is important for birds, especially during fledgling seasons, where birds need more protein than usual to grow their feathers. 

Our high energy seed mixes are an ideal form of bird feed, which can be used to feed garden birds all year round.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • Ann Mccarthy

    80%

    12/10/2021
  • Jackie andrade

    100%

    Great product - has attracted masses of finches, sparrows and nuthatches as well as the blue tits and coal tits that are regular visitors. Its good to know that by purchasing from Vine House we are supporting their environmental initiatives as well as our own

    09/10/2021
  • Geoffrey Bowyer

    100%

    Many types of birds seem to love it as there’s a constant stream of them during the day Overall an excellent product to keep the birds healthy

    04/10/2021
  • Norman Jowett

    100%

    Good mix, popular with the birds.

    03/10/2021
  • Mr brian Michael

    100%

    Excellent seed-mix - often have to refill three seed feeders daily. Delivery prompt, therefore, 'five-star' is well deserved.

    30/09/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent service, delivery on time and the birds love the food.

    20/09/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The product was exactly as described on the website. It was easy to order and delivered very promptly in good strong packaging.

    08/09/2021
  • Michael Wade

    100%

    Was wondering how the birds would take to this mix but no need they love it. Will be ordering again very soon.

    04/09/2021
  • Mrs s M pittman

    100%

    The birds in my garden like it. It is a bit more messy than sunflower hearts but it makes a change. It came very fresh and quickly. Every day I need to refill the bird table and there are birds on the bird feeders.

    25/08/2021
  • Tracey Thorne

    100%

    I love this company and the birds love their food. Delivery is always on time and quality of food exceptional. Also very reasonably priced. Highly recommended

    06/08/2021
  • Gillian Vick

    100%

    The birds love it.

    29/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Delivery as usual prompt. Birds seem to go through the bag quickly. And squirrels!

    21/07/2021
  • Keith benyon-tinker

    100%

    Excellent feed mix which attracts a wide variety of birds to my feeders. Great service, mostly grown in this Country, and support for Wildlife Trusts, why would you shop anywhere else!

    20/07/2021
  • Annette Moody

    100%

    Great quality products, fast delivery and the birds love it

    19/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    This bird food is very good various birds are going to the bird feeders. Food doesn't last long as quite a few birds are going to the feeders.

    06/07/2021
  • Susan Otter

    100%

    Order process was very easy and delivered on time. Haven't tried the mix myself (obviously), but by the way the birds empty the containers, it is first class for their needs!

    04/07/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent bird food. The birds love it. In fact so much they clean it up so quickly and come back for more. A lovely mix of sunflower seeds, corn, peanuts etc. good to see the birds so healthy and enjoying the food. Thank you. Sandra McMahon

    01/07/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    My wild birds love this mix, so much so, that when I ran out of it before new supplies arrived I purchased seed from my local pet shop, they refused to eat it.

    19/06/2021
  • Julia A bard

    100%

    11/06/2021
  • Richard Price

    100%

    The birds cant get enough

    10/06/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    The High Energy Mix is perfect for our garden. We have sparrows, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, collared doves and a daily visit from a pair of wood pigeons . They all seem happy and the feeders are soon emptied.

    02/06/2021
  • Esther Evans

    100%

    Excellent product and service! Your support of the Wildlife Trusts is also brilliant.

    19/05/2021
  • Susan Elliott

    100%

    was lucky to find this supplier via an online search for "hi energy wild bird food" - was looking because current supplier's price has increased quite substantially and postage expensive. this product from Vine House Farm is priced much more reasonably and delivery is included, making it a very competitive purchase and worth a try. am so glad i did place my order, as the birds seem to love the product as much, if not more than, previous supplier's. on top of this, delivery was made very quickly. thanks Vine House Farm - i certainly recommend and will be back for more.

    08/05/2021
  • Cyril Rowe

    100%

    High Energy mix brings many varieties of birds tio my garden. It is always clean and fresh.

    26/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The high energy seed mix is excellent quality with very little waste at the bottom of the feeders. Delivery as normal very good!

    26/04/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Only just started using High Energy Mix, mixture of birds feeding. Really pleased to have found yourselves the service (delivery process etc) was outstanding thank you.

    26/04/2021
  • Tracey Thorne

    100%

    Great bird food, my birds love it. Fantastic company, excellent service, great value for money and very prompt delivery. Very highly recommended.

    15/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Birds seem to enjoy this seed mix

    13/04/2021
  • Mike Preece

    100%

    I've bought bird food from this fantastic company for many years and it's always been brilliant. This particular product is rich in sunflower seeds and the birds have shown far more interest that they did previously with the rubbish you get from a supermarket. It even arrived the day after ordering which shows they care about the birds.

    12/04/2021
  • Steve Bellamy

    100%

    Excellent service thank you

    12/04/2021
  • Ann Haskins

    100%

    All the birds like it and no waste.

    09/04/2021
  • David king

    100%

    The garden birds

    09/04/2021
  • Susan Craig

    100%

    This is the third purchase I have made from Vine House Farms. The service is really easy to use and has been incredibly fast. I like the fact that the description for each food type is matched to the type of birds that are likely to be attracted to it, or that will benefit from it, making it easy, for an amateur like me, to decide which type to buy! I would definitely recommend this business.

    07/04/2021
  • John Eaves

    100%

    Looks good and tastes good according to the birds

    30/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Ethically produced products which offer a wide range of feeding options to attract a wide variety of bird species. Well packaged and timely delivery-The birds are a fan!

    30/03/2021
  • Philip Carter

    100%

    Always a good and healthy mix... All the birds love it!

    27/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    This is a quality product loved by the many types of birds visiting our garden , it doesn’t last long so ........ we have satisfied customers. I’ve been sprinkling some seed on the ground near the feeders which has attracted a flock of Chaffinches and two winter visitors , Bramblings ! Also some Pheasants are now regular visitors !

    26/03/2021
  • Esther Evans

    100%

    Very good quality product, promptly delivered - always excellent service from Vine House Farm!

    26/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Second purchase of this mix which the birds seem to enjoy! Great quality.

    25/03/2021
  • Christopher Feare

    100%

    Disappears quickly so the birds must like it!

    17/03/2021
  • Mr tony Thorpe

    100%

    Excellent quality, liked by most of the birds we get in our garden. Good value.

    11/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent quality,good value

    08/03/2021
  • Mrs judith Douglas

    100%

    Good quality bird food. Prompt delivery to my back door. Nicholas's newsletter about the farm and its wildlife is always interesting and helps me to feel involved in the possibilities of farming and looking after the environment. Some of the profit from each purchase goes to environmental charities so I am helping my birds and the wider environment.

    08/03/2021
  • Susan Smith

    100%

    Excellent quality mix. Birds love it.

    07/03/2021
  • John Eddie

    100%

    Prompt delivery. Birds love it.

    06/03/2021
  • Gillian Godden

    80%

    Jusr what the avian world needs at this time.

    06/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    As always brilliant bird food,brilliant customer service .Thank you

    06/03/2021
  • Guest

    80%

    Arrived promptly,looks good,and the birds seem to like it,though due to very bad weather,not much feeding going on.Spring today ! so we'll see how they get on.

    25/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    My garden birds mostly consist of pheasants these days, and they love this mix. Once they've breakfasted and gone off elsewhere, the smaller birds arrive and they eat the tinier seeds in the mix.

    24/02/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Looks good mixture. . Birds like it

    23/02/2021

FAQS

How should I feed high energy mixed seed to wild birds 

Our high energy mixed seed wild bird food is suitable for bird tables, ground feeders and hanging seed feeders.

 A common problem with feeding seed mixes during high rainfall seasons is that they can become sticky when very wet. This can lead to clogging of some types of bird feeder. This is not an issue provided our high energy mixed seed is fed from a tubular seed feeder. 

Feed this seed mix all year round to attract a variety of birds into your garden, and provide important nutrition during every season. 

What is the best seed mix for wild birds?

High quality mixes of seeds for wild birds contain a mixture of nutritious ingredients, containing protein and natural fats. The best high energy wild bird seed mixes contain sunflower seeds and peanut granules. These are both ideal sources of energy which are consumed by many varieties of bird. Smaller seeds, such as millet, appeal to birds such as dunnocks, collared doves and some species of finch. 

The best seed mixes for wild birds include a variety of different seeds and grains. This ensures a great number of species of wild bird visit your garden. High energy wild bird seed blends like this one are ideal during Winter months, when birds need to consume more fat to generate more energy to stay warm. 

Is it OK to put bird seed on the ground?

Putting bird seed on the ground is not a problem, and many find it an inexpensive way to feed their birds. 

Ground-feeding birds, like blackbirds and robins, prefer to eat from the ground or from low areas. They will feed on seed mixes if they are scattered on the ground or on a ground feeder. However, some birds prefer to eat from higher points, such as while perched on branches of trees. Some species of finch, for instance, usually prefer to eat from higher feeders, if given the option. 

What is the best bird food for winter?

While suet products (include suet fat balls, suet pellets and suet blocks) remain a popular choice, high energy choice of bird food during Winter, high energy wild bird seed mixes are also a great option during cold weather. Our high energy seed mix is made using peanut granules, and sunflower seeds. These are a great example of high energy food sources for birds. 

Which birds eat high energy wild bird seed?

Most garden birds will consume our seed mixes, as they contain a variety of types of food source. 

Types of birds that will eat our high energy wild bird seed mix include: 

How do you keep bird seed from sprouting under a feeder?

You can opt for a low waste or waste-free bird seed. These are seed mixes that contain seeds many species of bird love, like sunflower hearts (the de-husked version of the black sunflower seed) which are favoured by many birds. Our mixes usually include seeds that have had their husks removed (like sunflower hearts) and those have been ground up

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