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The number of Indiana counties with dead birds has more than doubled since Friday, and you may be wondering how you can do your part to keep them alive. Mary Hayes, public engagement supervisor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources joined us today with an update on the situation and how you can help. Here’s more from her:

Status of event:

Precautions Indiana residents should take

Hobby flocks of poultry:

If you have questions about hobby flocks of chickens, ducks and other backyard poultry, you are advised to go to BOAH (Indiana Board of Animal Health) for more information:

Information on ways to protect poultry flocks:

Any unusual or unexplained death loss or illness should be reported to the US Department of Agriculture Healthy Birds Hotline:  866-536-7593.

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There are many beautiful birds living in Indiana and most of them stick around all year, but Mother Nature doesn’t always make it easy for them to find enough food.
John Schaust, Chief Naturalist for Wild Birds Unlimited has some tips to help you help them.

1. Maintain one feeder

2. Keep feeders out of the wind

3. Add Suet or fat to the diet

4. Peanuts are a good source of fat

5. Maintain a Water Source

For more information visit, the Wild Birds Unlimited website.