Bird Seed Ashburn VA

Local resource for bird seed in Ashburn, VA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bird seed, bird feeders, bird houses, and bird cages, as well as advice and content on feeding birds, suet, sunflower seeds, bird baths, and attracting birds.

Happy Woof
(703) 967-0465
10396 Willard Way
Fairfax, VA
Products
Va. We offer a three tub self serve dog wash
Hours
full service grooming

Organic Doggy Kitchen
(703) 532-7387
1061B West Broad St
Falls Church, VA

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PetSmart
(703) 444-6500
46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(703) 378-1295
13866 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(703) 802-1027
12971 Fair Lakes Cntr
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

NalaBone Inc. EcoSafe Biodegradable Plastic Bags
(571) 345-4903
3505 Mavis Court
Fairfax, VA

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PETCO
(571) 434-6562
22000 Dulles Retail Plaza
Sterling, VA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(703) 430-3264
20980 Southbank Street
Sterling, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

PetSmart
(703) 796-0656
11860 Spectrum Center
Reston, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(703) 817-9444
13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

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Feeders and Feeding: Keep Your Seed Fresh

Keep Your Seed Fresh With a 'First In First Out' Technique

by Dave McDermott

Tube-type feeders are favorites of backyard bird watchers, goldfinches, and pine siskins. Unfortunately, the seed that gets eaten out of a tube feeder comes from the top and the middle of the column of seed. Fresh seed gets added at the top of the tube. It's LIFO-Last In, First Out. The seed that was added most recently gets eaten first; the seed at the bottom of the feeder gets eaten very slowly, if at all, and quickly turns stale.

The solution to eliminating stale seed comes from a technique your local grocer practices to manage the store's inventory: First In, First Out, or FIFO. The principle is simple: Make sure the oldest inventory gets used first so that none of the inventory gets so old that it can't be sold. Or, in the case of birdseed, make sure the old seed gets eaten before it gets old, stale, and unfit to eat.

The FIFO technique is easy: Just add new seed to the bottom of the feeder. Since tube feeders open at the top, the easiest way to do this is to empty any seed remaining in the feeder into a bucket before adding new seed, then pour fresh seed into the bottom of the feeder and top it off with the older seed from the bucket. Now, as finches feed, they'll eat more of the older seed. And no seed sits at the bottom of the feeder long enough to become stale....

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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