around sunflowers and wheat, this is the blend that
he has found most popular on the farm, appeals to the widest
number of species and leaves least waste. It uses local
ingredients as far as possible - around half are actually
produced on or around the farm and well over 90% from the north
of England. The only imported product amongst 6 main ingredients
is a small amount of niger thistle seed to encourage finches.
Apart from this (which makes up less than 5% of the mix) all the
ingredients are grown with full traceability under Assurance
Schemes (SQC & ACCS), giving us confidence in their quality
The mix is ideal for ground feeding, table feeding
and some types of hanging feeders. It is packed in resealable
buckets for ease of storage in the home. These also minimise risk
of spoilage or spillage - or of damage from vermin (mice do love
Included is a small bag of oyster grit. It is thought
that many wild birds benefit from a supply of calcium which they
can get from the grit, although it will disappear less quickly
than the seed and so is included separately to be added at the
Whilst most birds are great opportunists and will eat what they
we believe that it makes sense to use seed types that occur naturally
in the United Kingdom as far as possible. This is one reason why
- although popular with many species - we would not recommend
feeding with peanuts (the other being the risk of aflatoxin poisoning
which can occur with peanuts).
We can also supply peanuts or
any of our individual bird mix ingredients
by the bucket.
Please ring or email to discuss.