Bird Seed Williamsburg VA

Local resource for bird seed in Williamsburg, 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.

PETCO
(757) 564-3560
6610-H Mooretown Road
York County, VA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(757) 833-0925
12551 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, 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

Paws and Play of Williamsburg
(757) 633-3981
151 Sterling Manor Dr
Williamsburg, VA
 
Paws For Reflection
(757) 253-1018
5242 Olde Towne Rd Suite 1
Williamsburg, VA
Products
Organic dog food, Organic dry & raw cat food
Hours
8am - 4:30pm M-F, 8am - 2:00pm Sat

Pet World Grooming
(757) 877-7144
14501 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
PetSmart
(757) 259-1630
4900 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(757) 249-2007
12142 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(757) 259-1630
4900 MONTICELLO AVENUE
WILLIAMSBURG, VA

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Pet Castle Llc
(804) 642-5702
4131 George Washington Memoria
Hayes, VA

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Care A Lot Pet Supply
(757) 969-1004
301 Oyster Point Rd
Newport News, VA
 
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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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