Snippet from Post by Haunted55
Something i have used for my own birds, it's called Bird Powder and you can order it from Jeffers. Not expensive and it has all the nutrients needed for the birds to thrive as well as the probiotics. It's a can't miss product.
Kaeco Bird Powder from Jeffers is a good value, and an excellent source of the microorganisms, and contains many of the vitamins birds are too often deficient of when raised on commercially available feeds -- typically, many of the vitamins the labels claim are not biologically available to the bird at the time of consumption, or they simply fail to include what they promise to deliver (all to common nowadays w/ Ralston and DuMor feeds, for example).
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For All Birds
Contains 10 billion colony forming units of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms including L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. fermentum and L. plantarum. Also Streptococcus faecium and active yeast saccharomyces cerevisiac. Recommended as part of the management program for birds subjected to changing environmental or nutritional conditions or after antibiotic therapy or deworming.
Made with dried whey, dried egg product and dried honey. A full compliment of vitamins A, D, E, B12, niacin, folic acid and calcium. May top dress over moist food.
8 gm - 40 gm body weight -- 1/8 Teaspoon
40 gm - 200 gm body weight -- 1/4 Teaspoon
200 gm - 500 gm body weight -- 1/2 Teaspoon
1000 gm + body weight -- 1 Teaspoon
But ... it ain't natural for me to dig shallow. So, I looked into other products, finding this ...
Ameri-Vet's 68 Soluble* costs under eighteen bucks for four pounds of "a vitamin and electrolyte supplement with dried fermentation products, acidifiers and chelated trace minerals for poultry and livestock," and it'd be an excellent alternative to ProBios, too.
*Manufactured by Ameri-Pac, and formerly known as FeedMate 68 from Anchor and MicroMate from BioCeutic/Boehringer Ingelheim
>> peck here << to see a pdf version of the product's labeling (including analysis ~'-)
At Kaeco's website, I found somethin' that could be used to specifically treat birds for deficiencies, provided their diets are improved, so as to reduce goitrogenic substances and eliminate thiaminase enzymes. And, it's right there on their website, but under a different label ...
Avi-Con is a dietary supplement containing 13 essential vitamins, and comes in a 50 Gram bottle for only eight bucks.
Each measure contains 100mg Avi-Con, which provides:
Edited by cowcreekgeek - 1/7/13 at 3:10am
- Vitamin A - 200IU
- Vitamin D3 - 25 IU
- Vitamin E - 1 IU
- Thiamine - 100 mcg
- Riboflavin - 300 mcg
- Pyridoxine - 100 mcg
- Vitamin B12 - 1 mcg
- Biotin - 4 mcg
- Choline - 4000 mcg
- Folic Acid - 60 mcg
- Niacin - 300 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid - 300 mcg
- Manadione (K3) - 200 mcg