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Old 04-03-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Researchers at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) are concerned that garden bird feeders could be putting birds at risk.

A 13-year study has found that the salmonella infection can build up on feeders and then spread among birds.

BBC News - Garden birds at risk from feeders
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I remember something about this several years ago here. The recommendation was to clean the feeders with a bleach solution several times a year.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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i only fill the feeders after they are empty and stay empty for a day. That was all the feed is gone and no residue to deteriorate.
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