Bird Seed Joliet IL

Local resource for bird seed in Joliet, IL. 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.

Loving Critters
(815) 476-0628
POBox 741
Wilmington, IL

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PetSmart
(815) 439-7100
2775 Plainfield Rd
Joliet, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(815) 838-2368
369 South Weber Rd
Romeoville, IL
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
(630) 226-9858
1249 West Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

PetSmart
(630) 416-4864
3111 111th St
Naperville, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Happy Dog Barkery
(630) 512-0822
5118 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
Products
treats
Hours
toys

PETCO
(815) 436-6857
990 Brookforest Avenue
Shorewood, IL
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
(815) 464-4979
21430 Wolf Rd.
Mokena, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(630) 771-9777
159 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PETCO
(630) 551-3262
3066 US Hwy 34
Oswego, IL
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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