Bird Seed Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for bird seed in Grand Rapids, MI. 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.

Organics4yourpets.com
(866) 571-8111
60 Monroe Center NW #8A
Grand Rapids, MI

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PETCO
(616) 647-0328
3165 Alpine Avenue Suite G
Walker, MI
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

PetSmart
(616) 406-3344
4645 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

V I Pets
(616) 301-1483
4191 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI

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The Puppy Center
(616) 301-3276
1251 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI

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Dress My Rescue
(616) 425-9820
829 Russwood Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Products
collars
Hours
leashes and tote bags designed to raise awareness about pet rescue

PetSmart
(616) 957-1409
3950 28th St
Kentwood, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet Supplies Plus
(616) 532-5171
2033 28th St Sw
Wyoming, MI

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Ears and Tail
(616) 365-1032
3210 Dorais Dr Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Products
Service Dog Capes, Special Duty Leashes, Working Dog Equipment.
Hours
8am- 6pm

V I Pets
(616) 281-3900
6701 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI

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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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