Bird Seed Yakima WA

Local resource for bird seed in Yakima, WA. 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
(509) 457-1043
1201 East Washington Avenue
Union Gap, WA
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

Yakima Tropical Fish & Pet Vlg
(509) 452-3105
1507 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA

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Eco-Terr Distributing Inc
(425) 864-1701
3020 Iss-Pn Lk Rd PMB 202
Sammamish, WA

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Petapoluza
(206) 632-4567
114 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA

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Miss Mags Company
(208) 301-0549
100 W. Church Street
Palouse, WA

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PetSmart
(509) 469-9933
1403 E Washington Ave
Union Gap, WA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(509) 469-9933
1403 EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE
UNION GAP, WA

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Pure Liquid Gold
(360) 826-4389
7527 spruce st
Sedro Woolley, WA

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Raw Fed Cats
web only
28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

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From the field
(360) 446-7689
16909 Rivendale LN
Rainier, WA

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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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