Bird Seed State College PA

Local resource for bird seed in State College, PA. 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.

PETCO
(814) 235-9890
40 Colonnade Way
State College, PA
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

Dave the Fish Guy
(814) 321-5540
camelot lane
state college, PA
Products
Aquarium service,installation and design

Happy Healthy Paws
(888) 223-7986
148 Bentley Lane
Lancaster, PA

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Leesport premium feed, pet supply & grooming
(610) 926-8228
RT 61 & WALL STREET
Leesport, PA

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Dogs By Design
(724) 527-2231
500 Harrison Avenue
Jeannette, PA

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Jungle Creek Aquarium
(814) 235-0805
2052 E College Ave
State College, PA

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Doug's Wild Side Pets
(814) 231-0404
258 W Hamilton Ave
State College, PA

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My Three Cats & Co.
(412) 388-0488
113 Arla Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

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Jonas Zook Jr
(717) 324-5684
4005 white Oak Rd
Paradise, PA
Products
bed ramps
Hours
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HealthyPetNet Independent Field Representative
(724) 966-5374
180 Kovalcheck Road
Carmichaels, PA

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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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