Bird Seed Springfield MO

Local resource for bird seed in Springfield, MO. 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
(417) 887-7737
3500-S S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Three Dog Bakery Inc
(417) 889-3647
900 E Battlefield St
Springfield, MO

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Cichlids & Salt Tropical Fish
(417) 887-4849
2246 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MA
 
All Pet Supplies & Equine Center
(417) 877-4711
1611 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MA
 
Petland Springfield
(417) 887-7676
1610 E Battlefield St
Springfield, MA
 
Cichlids & Salt Tropical Fish
(417) 887-4849
2246 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO

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Springfield Veterinary Center
(417) 887-8030
3322 South Campbell Suite U
Springfield, MA
 
Pet Beautician
(417) 862-7387
2539 E Cherry St
Springfield, MA
 
Happy Tails Doggie Daycare & Boarding
(417) 881-8644
1670 S Enterprise Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Country Club Kennels
(417) 883-2313
1959 E Bennett St
Springfield, MA
 
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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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