Bird feeders OK again? #775685 - Ask Extension


Bird feeders OK again? #775685

Asked October 18, 2021, 11:43 AM EDT

Is it again OK to put up bird feeders?

Montgomery County Ohio

Expert Response

Thank you for your question. Yes it is safe to start feeding birds again. The ban on bird feeding was lifted last month. A statement by the Division of Wildlife: “It's OK to start feeding birds again, state of Ohio announces. It's OK to start feeding birds again in Ohio. The Ohio Division of Wildlife this week said it is lifting its recommendation from earlier this year that people stop feeding birds to help halt the spread of a mysterious illness that was killing them.”

I have listed a few links if you desire to have further information on the situation.

Thank you for allowing us to help you with your gardening questions. Here are some other helpful websites:
BYGL Newsletter:
OSUE FactSheets:
State Master Gardener Volunteer website -

Charlie Huth Replied October 19, 2021, 11:11 AM EDT

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