Bird Seed Lititz PA

Local resource for bird seed in Lititz, PA. Includes detailed information on local resources that give access to straight birdseed, mixed birdseed, parrot food, macaw food, black sunflower seeds, wild birdseed, and safflowerseed, as well as advice and content on bird food.

Longenecker's Hardware Co.
(717) 665-2491
133 Doe Run Road
Manheim, PA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Village Farm Market & Garden Center
(717) 733-5340
1520 Division Hwy
Ephrata, PA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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ComposTumbler
(800) 880-2345
1834 Freedom Road
Lancaster, PA

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Harold Ruhl
(717) 397-1804
2425 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA

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Funk's Farm Market
(717) 872-8411
306 S Duke Street
Millersville, PA
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Miles W Fry & Sons Inc
(717) 354-4501
300 Frysville Rd
Ephrata, PA

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Ephrata Redner's Market
(717) 738-1696
423 N. Reading Road
Ephrata, PA
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Vegetables

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Winning Touch Nursery
(717) 336-5099
1236 N Reading Rd.
Stevens, PA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Plants, Stone / Masonry, Trees

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Witmers' Greenhouses Inc
(717) 392-2100
71 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA

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Freys Greenhouse
(717) 272-8447
1875 Colebrook Rd
Lebanon, PA
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Vegetables

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Bird Seeds | Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Quality bird seeds deliver all the nutrients required by both wild and domesticated birds to enjoy health and vitality. However, different bird species have different nutritional needs, and some birds will eat certain foods while others won't touch them.

If you're buying pet bird seed, your best bet is to talk to your vet or a domesticated-bird professional to find out what type of food is optimal. However, you'll need to do a little of your own research if you're planning to use wild bird seeds to attract untamed feathered visitors to your yard.

Food in the Wild vs. Formulated Bird Seeds

It's important to understand that virtually every species of wild bird has preferred foods, as well as foods they'll readily eat when preferred foods are not available. By understanding this, you'll be able to appeal to their natural tastes and provide them with a meal they'll keep coming back for.

Sometimes, these needs are easy to provide for. Cardinals, for example, prefer to eat sunflower seeds, so you can attract them to your yard simply by stocking your bird feeders with these readily available treats. Similarly, hummingbirds prefer nectars and small insects, so providing some protein, sugar water and sweetened seeds will coax them to visit you.

However, you'll need to get creative to attract certain birds. For instance, owls are predators, feeding on small mammals, snakes and birds. Since it's unlikely that you'll be able to offer them these to eat, you're best off attracting owls by offering them a source of clean, fresh water.

Easy Bird Seed Recipes You Can Make Yourself

If you don't want to stock your bird seed houses with generic wholesale bird seed, you can create tasty and nutritious homemade snacks for wild birds using common household ingredients.

To make filler for your bird feeder, take 1 cup each of cooking oil, peanut butter, shortening and cracked corn, and mix in enough wild bird seeds to crea...

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