Bird Seed Huntsville AL

Local resource for bird seed in Huntsville, AL. 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
(256) 922-0218
6275 University Dr NW 35
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(256) 213-9773
2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(256) 213-9773
2750 CARL T JONES DRIVE SOUTHE
HUNTSVILLE, AL

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PetSmart
(256) 922-0218
6275 UNIVERSITY DR NW
HUNTSVILLE, AL

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Home Pet Partners
(256) 425-1227
Pet Sitting
Madison, AL
 
PETCO
(256) 837-7800
6140 University Drive
Huntsville, AL
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

Just Cichlids
(256) 536-0185
2006 Triana Blvd SW
Huntsville, AL

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Alabama Bird Supply
(256) 489-2920
2004 Byrd Spring Road
Huntsville, AL
Products
Bird Feeders, Bird Seed, Bird Houses, Gifts
Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Better Selection, Better Price

Wags to Riches Grooming Studio
(256) 882-1600
10001 Lily Flagg Circle SE
Huntsville, AL
 
Jessica's Designer Pet Apparel, LLC.
(256) 232-4900
12090 County Line Rd. Ste. N
Madison, AL
 
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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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