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We are now taking orders for the winter feeding of farmland birds under both the Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship schemes.
Farmland birds often become vulnerable to starvation during winter when natural sources run out. To ensure they enter spring in the best possible condition for breeding and survival, supplementary feeding during the ‘hungry gap’ (from December to April) is vital. There is evidence that a variety of farmland birds switch to this additional food source when natural seed is depleted over winter and many have seen it deliver great results for the bird populations on their farm.
Kings provides expert advice and can supply a range of seed mixtures designed specifically to support supplementary feeding. When working with our advisors you'll have access to:
To find out more about our mixtures or to place an order, please speak to your Kings advisor or call 0800 587 9797.
Given the need (for agreement compliance reasons) to record details such as your regular feeding locations, seed mixtures and volume of feed used, we have created a supplementary feeding record book. This can be used across the year to support your ongoing feeding activity.
The guide is weatherproof with a design that allows for convenient storage in the vehicle cab, next to the feed store or in your jacket pocket. It comes with enough space to note observations, along with a useful bird ID chart to help you recognise some of the key species.
Kings is able to supply both standard and automatic feeders from Perdix.
Thanks to various mounting options, Perdix feeders can be moved around easily to help with the rotation of supplementary feeding locations. Created using heavy-duty materials, the feeders are weatherproof and sturdy, with replacement parts easy to fit to help with longevity. In addition, the design features dramatically reduce access for vermin, deer, pigeons and badgers, helping to safeguard seed for the wild bird species on your farm.
To order your Perdix feeder, please call 0800 587 9797.
We supply a range of on-farm signs from Perdix which are designed to inform passers-by about the importance of farmland bird feeding. They are especially useful when placed alongside seed spreading areas or feeders close to footpaths where members of the public may notice your work. As well as raising awareness of the stewardship happening on farm, they can help to ensure your feeding areas remain undisturbed too.
In preparation for winter feeding, Kings has created mixes to hold game birds and keep them in good condition during the colder months.
Seed is available in bulk bags and 20-25kg bags at competitive prices and mixes can be adapted to suit individual needs.
For more information, please contact the team, speak to your local Kings advisor or
call 0800 587 9797.