Monday, January 5, 2009
Time to Increase your Bird's Vitamins
Providing Extra Vitamins
Today, I started the birds back on vitamin-electrolyte and trace mineral supplement in preparation for the upcoming breeding season. There are many good vitamin products. I happen to prefer a poultry vitamin, electrolyte, and mineral supplement called Vi-tal, marketed for IDEAL Animal Health. Vi-tal is manufactured by the Neogen Corporation of Lexington, Kentucky ( 800 621-8829 - www.neogen.com). Vi-tal is available at farm supply stores, veterinary supply businesses, or feed stores and sells for about $4.00 for a 6 ounce package. In Wichita, I get it from Mitchell's Veterinary Supply. I use 1/4 teaspoon to a gallon of water. I find it easy to re-use a clean gallon plastic jug to make the treated water. Change the treated water daily. I will continue using this water till the end of September. When breeding is close, I add some liquid multiple vitamin B to this mixture. I use the World Organic Brand Multiple B Vitamins and get it from the health food store.