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 - 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.

1 comment:

Dian Clark said...

Linda, I have used the Flock Raiser but got the pellets which I had to soften with water but my next bag will be crumbles.

Should I consider that this will provide all the vitamins they need? Ironically, I had found the Vital product that you mention and have put in their water a few times. Should I also add Vionate? Thanks again.