Bird Seed Frederick MD

Local resource for bird seed in Frederick, MD. 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.

Two Paws Up
(301) 668-7704
15 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD

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No Frills Fancy
(301) 682-7877
530 Ellrose Court
Frederick, MD

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PETCO
(301) 631-9010
1275 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
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

PETCO
(703) 669-3517
200-250 Fort Evans Road NE
Leesburg, 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

PETCO
(301) 515-8153
12960 Middlebrook Road #520A
Germantown, MD
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

Central Dawgma
(301) 846-7771
1202 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD

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PetSmart
(301) 662-2033
5401 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(703) 669-5056
510 D East Market St
Leesburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(301) 916-2029
20924 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(301) 662-2033
5401 URBANA PIKE
FREDERICK, MD

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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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