Ninety Years and a lot of Parrot Food! You should always think carefully about taking on any pet. Most animals will require a significant level of commitment. There are the costs of housing, food and medical treatment to consider. You must ask yourself if you can afford the animal, if you have time for the […]
The Return of the Chicken Coop Chicken coops in back yards were a common sight until the 1980’s. Convenience was fast becoming the order of the day and chicken keeping looked set to die out. But something changed in the noughties. Chickens were making a comeback and it is a trend that has continued. So […]
The Perfect Bird Bath and Where to Put It Wild birds need water for drinking but also to bath in and to preen their feathers. A bird bath in your garden will help the birds and will provide you with many great photo opportunities. However, you need to provide the right sort of bath and […]
Chicken Pellets – The Chickens are Coming Home to Roost Chickens have become a more and more frequent sight in Britain’s back yards. With as many as 750,000 homes now featuring a coop, chicken keeping is on the rise. That has to be a good thing doesn’t it? A great lifestyle for the chickens and […]
Dried Mealworms – 10 Interesting Facts about Mealworms Mealworms are the larvae of the darkling beetle. They are a rich source of protein for variety of wildlife including birds. Whether live or freeze-dried they certainly make great bird food and as the dried worms float they are also perfect for feeding to fish. Mealworms are […]
Suet Fat Balls and the Big Garden Bird Watch Back in 1979 the RSPB were looking to evolve a winter activity that would engage their junior members. They settled on a bird survey. This was to involve youngsters recording the birds that they saw in their gardens during a fixed period and on a specified […]
Going Nuts with Bird Peanuts? You might be if you have been feeding wild birds in your garden with bird peanuts! Birds love peanuts but so do squirrels. These crafty characters will go to extreme lengths to get their little claws on peanuts. They are also highly skilled at problem solving and will learn to […]
Everything You Need to Know About Niger Seed Niger seed is a firm favourite with goldfinches and greenfinches. Niger is an excellent bird food for your garden. But there are several common misconceptions regarding niger. So what exactly is niger and what is the truth about this little black seed? What are Niger Seeds?
The Heart of the Matter – Sunflower Hearts Are you looking to attract more birds to your garden? What is the best bird food for your feeder? Sunflower hearts are a great choice and not just for the birds! What Are Sunflower Hearts
Bucktons can trace their history back over 200 years with the founding of a general merchant’s company in Hull, England by George Buckton. Since then, the company was sold to the Hutchinson family in the 1960’s, shortly after which the company was launched into the supply of pet products and feeds.