We get so much pleasure watching the politics of our bird table that we wanted to make sure that we were feeding our friends with the freshest, most natural food available without breaking the bank.
So we looked for a local, sustainable supplier to provide food which would appeal to a wide variety of feathered folk and give them the best nutritional balance, energy and protein.
We found the perfect partner with Feldy Fare and our feeders have gone nuts (for nuts! hahaha)! So we thought we'd bring it to you too.
Established research informs us that the average wild bird will eat approximately 30% of its body weight in food… every day! A Blue Tit, for example, weighs approximately 20 grams but will eat up to 7 grams per day.
It’s critical, therefore, that every gram consumed must count rather than allow the birds to fill up on food packed with fillers that fall woefully short of their nutrition needed… especially in Winter months.
For far too long, the genuine food values of fat balls & bird food have been in serious decline as cheaper products are produced meeting a demand for a low price rather than wild bird well-being.
In a relatively unregulated industry - one in which wild birds are not deemed 'of commercial interest' - the resulting so called 'value' products have proved unsuitable in providing nutrition at critical times.
Feldy Fare was created with the idea of addressing this problem by bringing together industry professionals with a passion for quality and a desire to create a bespoke range of nutritional foods for feeding wild birds.
This unrivalled team combines over 200 years of farming, animal feed and human food experience. They have a "put our money where our mouths are" attitude with a total commitment to wild bird conservation.
Careful selection of high quality ingredients from sustainable agriculture, paying particular attention to how crops are grown on our own farm and the sources of others. Traceability is cornerstone of their ethical approach.
The new Feldy blending and manufacturing plant is established on their own farm thus making future proof use of rural buildings.