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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-24-2010

Info for wild bird feeders

Just learned that Drs. Foster & Smith website is no longer.  They sold some time ago to PETCO.  I've purchased wild bird seed from them for decades and am (frankly) shocked.  I've had to purchase a different brand from Amazon to meet winter needs.  Have noticed Drs. fruit & nut selection had fewer fruit pieces and more 'fill' of one seed being left in the bottom of the feeder.  I've had a ? about what was going on.  Will try this other brand and hope for the best.

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

i purchase mine from a store called WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED.

they have great products for the birds and for bird and nature lovers.

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Re: Info for wild bird feeders

I just received notice of that, @fthunt, via e-mail.

 

I get my mixed bird feed and suet at a local store (Southern States).  Great prices.

 

I used to get white millet but it's impossible to find this year!

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Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-27-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

We are purchasing bird feed from Costco...the birds are thrilled and so is our wallet.

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Registered: ‎03-14-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

I have been buying Wagners four season wild bird food in a 12 lb bucket. The birds love it and I get it at Home Depot. The cost is around $8 so can’t beat it....and it isn’t junk....unfortunately the squirrels also love it...it’s loaded with sunflower seeds.
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Registered: ‎03-12-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

I also go to a Wild Bird Store.  They sell everything to do and for wild birds.

 

They might be a chain.  I don't know.  I enjoy going there.  It's small business owned.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,841
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

I purchase mine from a place called Mother Nature's.  They used to be a Wild Bird Store, but went independent.  Great store.  Great selection.  Probably not the cheapest place, but I like to support them.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

Lyric company makes great seed — thistle or niger seed, peanut pieces, sunflower seeds both shelled or hulled. I get them at a local nursery.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

Ace hard ware stores, black oil seed is on sale right now.

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Registered: ‎04-19-2011

Re: Info for wild bird feeders

I only purchase safflower seed and black oiled sunflower seed. I mix 1/4 sunflower seed to 3/4 safflower. The squirrels and starlings don’t like the safflower seed so for the most part they leavemyfeeders alone. The nuthatches,  chickadees, cardinals, finches,etc all eat the safflower seed. I get my seed at walmart b/c that is the only place in our town to get seed or gardening supplies and Amazon is more expensive.