Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tight Legged Pants Are In This Fall - Tight Feathering Is Always In!!

Tight feathering on a canary where the feathers hug the body like a glove is not only beautiful but often the competitive edge needed to win top prizes at bird shows. I always take moment after judging to quiz exhibitors about their feeding methods and to what they attribute their birds excellent feathering. And it always comes down to excellent nutrition!

On numerous posts, I have recommended World Organic liquid multiple B vitamins in raisin concentrate for normal molting and to prevent and treat abnormal soft molt. I get these from my local health food store, Natural of Course. You can also substitute human multiple B vitamins tablets, just make the water canary yellow.

In addition to B vitamins, make sure your birds are getting amino acids especially methionine. I use a vitamin amino acid supplement called Miracle from Italy which I get from ABBA Products (they call it AA Miracle, don't forget the AA or the clerk may not find it in their computer).

I also recently tried the Biodecken brand, Molt and Optimix. adding the B vitamins to these products resulting in observable tightening of the flanks. Even though it is only mid August, my birds look so good you would think it is mid October. I purchase Biodecken products from Ricardo Sanchez, 214 998-7474. (In addition, I use Biodecken novafood nestling food, neonate formula and their multiple vitamin and immune support.)

Qualife Molt Ingredients:  DL-Methionine, L Treonine, Niacin, Choline Chloride, Pantotenic Acid, Pyridoxin Hidrochloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sucrose and Glycerin.

Optimix Metabolism Ingredients: Chelated Selenium, Chelated Chromium, Chelated Zinc, Chelated Copper, Chelated Iron, Chelated Manganese, Chelated Cobalt, Chelated Magnesium, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium Iodide, Calcium saccharate, Surose, and Glycerin.


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

Do you still use the KD powder?


Linda Hogan said...

Yes. Daily when hens keep wanting to set but routinely once every couple of weeks more often prior to breeding season (weekly), I use it year round except for setting hens and hens whose chicks are over a week old.