Bird Seed Lubbock TX

Local resource for bird seed in Lubbock, TX. 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.

(806) 799-4637
6046 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Lubbock, TX
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Walter's World Of Pets
(806) 741-0123
3020 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Classic Grooming
(806) 792-8055
4118 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Pets Plus
(806) 792-2111
6419 University Ave
Lubbock, TX
Exclusive Pet Salon
(806) 771-1820
5302 Slide Road
Lubbock, TX
(806) 798-0717
6801 Slide Rd
Lubbock, TX
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Lubbock Pet Grooming Inc
(806) 785-1010
4029 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Minnie Sue's Maltese Puppies
(806) 799-4511
2805 69th St
Lubbock, TX
Pet Company
(806) 795-3323
3602 Slide Rd
Lubbock, TX
Bonnett Pet Center
(806) 792-3131
6002 Slide Rd
Lubbock, TX

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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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