how far away should the run be from wild bird feeders?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa202, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Songster

    Aug 20, 2010
    Long Island NY
    Hi All,
    I just read up on cocci, and they advised I keep the chickens away from wild bird feeders. Unfortunately, I have a lot of bird feeders (about 20) in one area of my backyard near the fish pond. How far away should I put the coop and run from these feeders? I wanted to have the coop and run (they're portable) near that area in the winter (for my convenience and electricity if I need it).

    Also, can the chickens go to that area when they are allowed out? It'll be impossible to keep chickens away from it. What should I do?

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Remove the bird feeders. Wild birds also carry lice/mites, fowl pox, hosts for tapeworms just to name a few and that's for starters. Remember biosecurity.

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