With the cooler months ahead, I've always fed the wild birds over the winter. Usually thistle or BOSS. This will be my first winter with my new flock. I'm wondering if attracting the wild birds with bird feeders will also invite the spread of disease to my girls? Should I not put bird feeders where my girls free range? Not feed the birds? I love to feed the birds during the winter, but if it means possibly putting my ladies at risk of "catching" something, I'd rather not feed them. Any input would be appreciated.