Properly store bird seed

How to Properly Store Bird Seed

Bird seed can spoil, so it is important to know how to store bird seed properly. Clumps indicate moisture and should not be used. Infestations of rodents or insects, foul-smells, or mold growth are all telltale signs that bird seed has gone bad and should be discarded immediately. Light coloration may indicate old seed or diminished nutrients and it is advisable to replace it.

Knowing how to properly store bird seed can make all the difference in how long it stays fresh. Here are some helpful tips:

  1. Remove unused bird seed from its original packaging and place in an airtight plastic container or bin with a secure lid.
  2. Store in a cool, dry area away from harmful chemicals and pesticides.
  3. Label the type of bird seed and date of purchase.
  4. Use your oldest seed first and buy in moderation, enough for use up to a month.
  5. Check for signs of damage or other indications of spoilage before using.
  6. Filling feeders for only a few days’ worth of seed at a time, ensures less spoilage due to wet weather conditions.
  7. Clean feeders regularly to ensure a healthy and safe environment for birds to feed.

Feeds'n Needs Team