Avian Pox Responses


Richard Beban <beban@...>
 

Thank you Steven and those who responded privately:

Your educated (and humane) responses have been of great value. I've
taken down the feeder, cleaned it with bleach, stored it, and stopped
seed scattering. I'll try again in late September, when food is more
scarce and the young are fledged.

I'll miss the finches' company in the mornings, but I'd miss them more
if the pox spread.

Richard Beban

Message: 3
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 23:27:05 -0700
From: "Stephen J. Davies" <sdavies@socrates.ucsf.edu>
Subject: Re:Avian Pox--A Moral Dilemma

unfortunately, it is probably a good idea to stop feeding - both at
the feeders and on the roof - attracting numbers of birds to one area
increases the likelihood of transmission.