Bird Seed Olympia WA

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(360) 446-7689
16909 Rivendale LN
Rainier, WA

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PetSmart
(360) 493-0228
719 Sleater-Kinney Rd SE
Lacey, WA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Wild Birds Unlimited
(360) 491-9757
8205 Martin Way E Ste H
Lacey, WA

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Alpha Pet Supply
(360) 264-7211
224 Sussex Ave E
Tenino, WA

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Claws & Paws Pets
(360) 432-2287
317 S 1st St
Shelton, WA

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PETCO
(360) 956-0698
1530 Black Lake Boulevard
Olympia, WA
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-8:00pm

PetSmart
(360) 493-0228
719 SLEATER-KINNEY ROAD SOUTHE
LACEY, WA

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Friendly Grove Boarding & Daycamp for Dogs
(360) 352-1322
2901 Friendly Grove Rd NE
Olympia, WA
 
P.A.C.K. Dog Obedience
(360) 981-3294
Olympia Area
King County, WA
 
Parrotique
(253) 200-4355
806 E Yelm Ave
Yelm, WA

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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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