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tn_writer01

please brag about your bulk seed to me :)

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tn_writer01    5

I'm curious where you online buyers find your USA-made bulk seed without breaking the bank. While you're at it, which USA-made brand/blend is your favorite? I'm going through 20 lbs. of Wild Delight about every 2-3 weeks...:blink:

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MeInDallas    1

I dont buy mine online. I go to the local Tractor Supply. If youre in Tennessee they might have one close to you. I get the 20 pound bag of sunflower hearts for $24.99 made by Royal Wing. The birds here in my area go crazy over it!! Check the Tractor Supply website and see if they have a store close to you :)

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Tclarkwood    47

I use 40 lb bag of BOSS from Tractor Supply for 18 bucks in Alabama.  Best price I have found anywhere. 

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 With shipping costs I don't see how anyone could save money buying BULK online.

The older I get, the more I try to Buy local & Support local...

I buy my bulk seed from my local feed mill and local nursery, both family owned. Prices change, but on 50 pound of BOSS I pay anywhere from $18-$22. I buy 50 pound bags of peanuts for around $50. I do get my thistle at Walmart only because the price is excellent and I've had issues with thistle at other places. I think I bought a 40 pound bag of millet for $16 a couple weeks ago (?) I can't remember the exact price but it was under $20. I also buy all my suet from the local feed mill.

One of my favorite "treats" to put out is called Nutsie. I do buy this online from DrsFosterandSmith. My feed mill doesn't carry it.

I did order something online once from the Tracker place that others have mentioned. They have good prices but I don't have an actual store by me.

Everything I buy is USA except for the thistle.

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MeInDallas    1
On 6/16/2017 at 3:15 PM, HeatherFeather said:

One of my favorite "treats" to put out is called Nutsie.

I bought one of these not too long ago, and my birds wouldnt eat it. What type of birds are eating it at your feeders? I saw the good reviews on it and thought I would try, but I guess the birds here didnt like it. How often do you go thru one?

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 7:47 PM, MeInDallas said:

I bought one of these not too long ago, and my birds wouldnt eat it. What type of birds are eating it at your feeders? I saw the good reviews on it and thought I would try, but I guess the birds here didnt like it. How often do you go thru one?

I have lots of woodpeckers (downys, hairy, and red bellied) so they'll eat it. Unfortunately right now I have an increase in blackbirds so they may take this thing out in 24 hours. I've also seen smaller birds peck at it (I believe a wren has). I get lots of bluejays but I don't recall seeing them eat it as much as the woodpeckers enjoy it.

I usually only put the nutsie treat out 3 or 4 times a year, and mostly in the colder months. I only bought one recently because I'm going on vacation and I wanted to put out extra for the birds since I know my hubby likely wont feed them as well as I do every morning lol.

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