Bird Seed Spotsylvania VA

Local resource for bird seed in Spotsylvania, VA. 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.

PetSmart
(540) 834-4336
9751 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(540) 785-9851
1421 Carl D Silver Pky
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Bark N' Bubbles Llc
(540) 710-9274
10217 Southpoint Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA

Data Provided By:
PetSmart
(540) 785-9851
1421 CARL D SILVER PKWY
FREDERICKSBURG, VA

Data Provided By:
Parrot Domain Llc
(540) 898-3223
4000 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA

Data Provided By:
PETCO
(540) 785-0137
5717 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
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
(540) 372-1258
27 South Gateway Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Fredericksburg Natural Pet
(540) 548-2626
5320 Plank Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA
Products
All natural dog and cat food and treats
Hours
wed-thur 10-5, fri-sat 10-7 sun 12-5

Peace of Mind Pet Sitting Service
(540) 623-6929
10908 Courthouse Road #102256
Fredericksburg, VA
Products
Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Dog Krazy
(540) 373-4168
1013 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com