Canadian Poultry Magazine

To feed or not to feed? Bird lovers are getting conflicting advice

By CBC News   

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Government agencies say poultry farms with nearby feeders are the most at risk.

Feeding the birds during fall and winter months is a much-loved tradition for many Nova Scotians, but there is increasing concern about the role that could play in the spread of bird flu and other diseases.

Anyone looking for definitive advice on the safety of their feeders will be disappointed, however, with at least one bird expert calling it a “controversial topic.”

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