Bird Seed Hagerstown MD

Local resource for bird seed in Hagerstown, 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.

PetSmart
(301) 665-2820
17740 Garland Groh Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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

Pet Valu
(301) 631-5510
1305 W 7TH St
Frederick, MD

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Earth Doggy
(877) 331-9866
4128 Trentham Drive
Pikesville, MD

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Hickory Pet Supply
(410) 838-7797
534 E. Jarrettsville Rd
Forest Hill, MD

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PETCO
(301) 582-5081
17235 Cole Road
Hagerstown, 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

For Pete's Sake
(301) 371-7729
7728 Marker Rd
Middletown, MD

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Bark!
(443) 535-0200
5805 Clarksville Sq. Dr. Ste. 4
Clarksville, MD

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

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Aunt Jeni's Home Made
(301) 702-0123
PO Box 124
Temple Hills, 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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