F -  Natural Products

Advanced Skin Conditioner - Poultry

Physical barrier powder for topical application to poultry

Description / Dosage

Advanced Skin Conditioner is a natural product targetting skin. Skin is overlooked in terms of its impact on bird health. Healthy skin naturally repels moisture and infections. Day to day bird life is impacting skin constantly. Just as human skin likes to be powdered, so does poultry skin. Healthy skin leads to healthy feather follicles, which grow srong and robust feathers - the primary line in a birds natural defences.  The product can be used at any time on healthy skin. Signs that skin health maybe under stress can be any of the following:  bird skin under the tail and around the cloaca changing colour or becoming rougher or looking folded and wrinkled, skin flakes falling off when the bird shakes and its not moulting, rough feathering, broken feathers, wearing feathers (use during peak mating periods is recommended to help minimise cockerel damage on thighs and behind the head), increased time spent preening, or featherless skin patches appearing which are not related to a moult.

Regular whole bird application of conditioner powder is recommended, and use at 5 - 7 day intervals is best. The conditioner creates a "powdered bandage" barrier which prevents contamination from dust. 

Advanced conditioner powder wraps around the small fluffy immature sub-feathers on the feather shaft. As the powdered feathers fold down into their natural position after application, the conditioner on the skin and feather fluff is trapped. The natural oil in the ginger product massages onto the skin, and makes the sulphur glue itself to the feathers, basal follicles and skin, giving a long contact time. Naturally ocurring Zingiber fibres also help flake off dry skin, help the sulphur absorb moisture, both of which, with normal feather ruffling, loosen ectoparasites.  If you are applying the conditioner where there is sparse to nil feather covering, rub the powder into the skin using your fingers.  This product has a high margin of safety. Eggs laid during treatment can be used. Seek further advice if the skin quality does not improve following the use of conditioner. Do not use on wet birds. Natural ingredients can cause temporary discolouring of white feathers.

Item Number

I00005A

Package Size

120gm

(Larger sizes of 500gm made following receipt of order)

   

Feather and Skin Conditioner - Poultry - routine use

Physical barrier powder for topical application to poultry

Description / Dosage

Feather and Skin Conditioner is aimed primarily at feather strength and maintaining healthy skin. The powder mix  has a gentle action and uses feathers to improve its contact time. Feathers and skin are overlooked in terms of impact on bird health. Healthy skin naturally repels moisture and infections. Day to day bird life is impacting skin constantly. Just as human hair likes to be conditioned, so do poultry feathers and skin. Healthy skin, strong feathers and healthy feather follicles, which grow strong and robust feathers - are the primary line in a birds natural defences.  Barrier skin product can be used at any time on healthy skin and when bird activity, such as mating, are going to impact feather wear and tear. The vitamins and amino acids in this product combine with the AFLB Zingiber powder to assist adherence to the skin and feather fibres. The result is a widespread barrier powder, with good moisture absorbing properties. The high level of hydrolysed proteins in the powder can act as a feather strength conditioning agent.

Routine whole bird application of Feather and Skin conditioner powder is recommended. Use at 5 - 7 day intervals is considered optimal, with 2 to 3 applications being best. As a guide, approximately 50gm of powder is needed to coat a large bird thoroughly. If birds are being prepared for showing then the interval can be reduced.

Feather and skin conditioner powder wraps around the small fluffy immature sub-feathers on the feather shaft. As the powdered feathers fold down into their natural position after application, the conditioner on the skin and feather fluff is trapped. The amino acids massage onto the skin and feathers, giving a long contact time. Naturally ocurring Zingiber fibres also help flake off dry skin. Normal feather ruffling and a reduced moisture environment discourage ectoparasites.  If you are applying the conditioner where there is sparse to nil feather covering, rub the powder into the skin using your fingers.  This product has a high margin of safety. Product that falls off the birds is environmentally friendly and low impact. Eggs laid during treatment can be used. Seek further advice if the skin quality does not improve following the use of conditioner. Do not use on wet birds. Natural ingredients can cause temporary discolouring of white feathers.

Item Number

I00005

Package Size

120gm

   
 

Bio Rice - Coming soon to Allfarm Animal Health

Rice grains coated with vitamins, amino acids and bio-extract

Description / Dosage

Bio Rice supplements bird health in a convenient sprinkle.  BioRice is easy to administer. This three in one product provides 14 vitamins, 12 amino acids and grain sourced naturally fermented anaerobes. BioRice is for birds of all ages and suits all feed types, and can be administered the moment birds are big enough to consume the rice grains. Bio Rice mixes the well known product Solaminovit with an added health bonus from the dried rice grains which have been soaked in a naturally fermented broth.  The nett boost to bird health is through improved digestion, and more efficient intestinal function.

One small teaspoon - supplied - supplements one bird. Sprinkle the grains over the daily feed - and this could apply to use in green pick., or spread them around in the areas where the bird enjoy picking.   The scraps can be made sticky by washing in water.  Make sure that all birds access the grains. The coated rice grains are readily sought out by the birds. The taste and the white colour makes them very easy to find when the birds are foraging.   Keep dry at all times. Daily use is recommended, but key periods for use should target onset of lay or moulting. Daily supplementation with Bio Rice is critical when relying on green pick and scraps as a major portion of daily food intake.

Item Number

I0000xx

Package Size

200gm

Supplied with a spoon which delivers enough for one bird