Friday, December 25, 2015
Egg Free Male Canary Conditioner
Borders in particular are sensitive to high protein levels. Feeding hard boiled egg over a period of time contributes to development of neurological problems. (See article in the blog called Balance Problems). Therefore, it is important not to use any hard boiled egg to condition them.
Feed a small finger egg drawer once a week during January, twice weekly during February and three times a week during March but only to the males since you want to get the males in full breeding condition before the hens!
Basic Recipe Egg Free Conditioner For Male Canaries
4 cups Sunflower Chips (hulled pieces, a great natural source of vitamin E)
4 cups Blatner's Siskin Finch Seed Mix (available in the US from Bird Supply of New Hampshire)
2 cups bee pollen pebbles
1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
1 Tablespoon Honey
Process in the food processor to mix and blend in the honey.
This recipe can be adjusted to be less stimulating by decreasing the amount of bee pollen to 1 Tablespoon.
Make it more stimulating by increasing the wheat germ and honey to 2 Tablespoons.
My males are crazy about it! Note the singing level and activity 24 hours later.