Bird Seed Peoria IL

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PETCO
(309) 679-0640
801 West Lake Avenue
Peoria, 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
(309) 691-9144
5001 Big Hollow Rd
Peoria, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

Methodist
(309) 672-4190
112 NE Crescent Ave
Peoria, IL
 
Woo's Aquatics
(309) 868-2353
peoria
peoria, IL
 
PETCO
(309) 679-0640
801 W Lake Ave
Peoria, IL
 
PetSmart
(309) 698-5425
208 River road
East Peoria, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Methodist Downstate Clinical Pet Center
(309) 672-4966
112 NE Crescent Ave
Peoria, IL
 
Woo's Aquatics
(309) 868-2353
2720 N Peoria
Peoria, IL
Products
Live Coral & Inverts
Hours
By Appointment

My Dogs Bakery
(309) 683-3789
4700 N University St
Peoria, IL
 
Pet Kennal & Pet Grooming
(309) 682-6665
1624 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL
 

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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