How close is too close to a wild bird feeder

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Quilting Hen, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Quilting Hen

    Quilting Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    We are about to finish the coop. My question is, we want to put it at the end of the platform we have to catch the bird seed from the wild birds we feed, is this too close?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I would recommend moving the wild bird feeder to another side of your house.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad You decided to join! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would move it well out of the way, otherwise the wild birds will be attracted to your chicken feed and can bring in diseases.
     
  6. Daisy Chick

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    My chickens have a bad case of mites which I think they got from the wild birds. My chickens ate the fallen seed which I thought was great but they mingle with the wild ones. Lesson learned!
     
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  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Wild birds carry leg scale mites, mycoplasma's, all kinds of bacteria and viral infections etc...so you will want to move all wild bird feeders far away from your chicken flock. And don't let them free range underneath any of these wild bird feeders either. Lots of issues down there!

    My flock caught MS from wild birds and it was one of the most devastating disease I have ever had to deal with as I too love to feed the wild birds. So do your best to keep the two away from each other!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Daisy Chick

    Daisy Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for this much needed info.
     

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