Bird Seed Mankato MN

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PETCO
(507) 388-4755
1901 Madison Ave #610
Mankato, MN
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

Sojourner Farms
(888) 867-6567
1723 Adams Street NE
Minneapolis, MN

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Dog Beds for Less
(612) 788-1504
3347 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN

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Designer Dog Miniatures
(651) 437-4808
20825 Rowan Ave
Welch, MN
 
Pet Care Systems
(800) 794-3287
1421 Richwood Road
Detroit Lakes, MN

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Larrys Lizards
(507) 389-9700
627 S Front St
Mankato, MN

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Pets-R-Loved
(952) 941-7828
11080 Hyland Terrace
Eden Prairie, MN
Products
pet Christmas stockings
Hours
home decor items to name a few. CAtegories of embroidery include breed-specific designs

Solid Gold Northland Health Products For Pets, Inc.
(612) 729-7748
3860 Dight Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

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It's A Pet's Life
(763) 476-7372
1115 Vicksburg Lane #1
Plymouth,, MN

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Moo Moo Tuggers
(218) 847-0553
28212 Co Hwy 26
DETRIOT LAKES, MN

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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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