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Page Three of The Gallery or Articles series is an updated expansion of Step Two - Diet that is part of the NINE STEPS TO SUCCESS article that appears in its' entirety elsewhere on this site.  There will be more articles on this site that will delve deeper in each of Steps the NINE STEPS to help you succeed in your "quest to raise the best!"

THE HOUSE OF CRESTS 2017 DIET PLANÓ

By Donald Perez

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that my House of Crests 2017 Diet Plan page is working swell in The House and in birdrooms worldwide that nothing new is required!  Of course there will always be changes, so study the mixture well throughout the year. 

Here is the updated House of Crests 2017 Diet Plan along with the appropriate sources for all products.  Please call or e-mail their customer service or sales departments for catalogs or brochures of their products.  Please note that while there are probably more recipes and diet plans than there are breeders and fanciers in the world, these are what work and have worked for many years with changes made in 2012 that revolutionized the quality of the canaries in The House of Crests.  The successes over the years speak for the success of a high-quality diet plan.

Those that have visited The House have always admired the quality of the birds both in health, stamina, vigor, sheen of feather and alertness exhibited in them.  Just look at the quality of feather in all the birds in The Gallery of Stars. The Stable of Stars and The Winner’s Gallery to appreciate the richness of color and feather quality.  Once fanciers have some of these birds in their own room, they comment on how long-lived they are as well. Please also know that the House of Crests Diet Plan is a constantly-evolving diet and is usually based on the latest new discoveries and research that will improve on previous plans.  It's important to make changes as new information is made available.  We all win and our birds win and is that not what it's all about in the first place?

THE MAIN CHANGES in my House of Crests Diet Plan in 2017 are that I've gone totally organic and have stopped using any commercial nestling foods in my nestling food but I am now using eggs!  The dry Organic Quinoa and organic greens, organic veggies, organic imported bee pollen. The more locally-grown, fresh, organic, locally-grown ingredients you add to your mix, the better!!  

Please note that a proper, quality diet must be administered to the adults long before the egg has even started to develop in the hens.  This is one of the main steps that will always yield excellent results in your success in your “quest to raise the best!” And this quality diet must be continued year 'round for continued success!

The House of Crests' third major change is that I am now as a vitamin source using Moringa Powder available at: http://www.morningasource.com .

The House of Crests' third major change is that it has stopped using all bottled water.  I have begun filtering my own water (Using distilled water or tap water filtered by the Reverse Osmosis Method of filtering water which is touted as being the best but sources state that they both are possibly "too pure" in that they also eliminate valuable minerals and so may not be as good for drinking.), so check out my water filter listed below.  It seems that from current research, it has been found that cancer-causing chemicals are leeched from the plastics used in most all plastic bottled water into the water, regardless of the size bottle, and as such are not considered safe to use.  Especially when they are transported to the retail establishments in hot overland trucks as the heat is a big problem in changing the molecular structure of the plastic chemicals causing their toxins to leech into the drinking water.  Having read some medical articles on the Internet, it's been said that these chemicals are even inappropriate and dangerous for infant bottles as well!

Chicago Becomes First U.S. City to Ban Baby Bottles with BPA!  What is BPA one might ask?

Excerpt:

Bisphenol A (BPA), the toxic chemical used to make certain types of plastic infant bottles and other clear, hard plastics more shatter-resistant, has been linked to severe developmental disorders, particularly in newborn children. Over time, BPA seeps into the body and builds up to dangerously high levels, where it can disrupt hormones and increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes in adults. In many cases, children are exposed to harmful levels of BPA when they are served milk or baby food that is warmed in plastic cups or bottles made with the chemical.

Learn more:

http://www.youhaverights.com/toxic-exposure/bpa/ 

Filtered water is also used for drinking Yerba Mate & Green tea and cooking here in The House.  Regardless of what type of filtered water one uses in the birdroom, suffice it to say, my feeling is that it must be free from chlorine or other bacteria-killing additives or agents as well as possible chemicals leeching from the containers the water comes in.

One great water filtration system is most inexpensive and the filters are very inexpensive (10 cents per gallon and does not waste water during the filtration process is also very easy to hook up to your faucet and placed on the counter.  It's called the Aquasana Drinking Water Filtration System.

Learn more about this filtration system at the following links:

http://www.aquasana.com/category.php?category_id=1

http://reviews.ebay.com/Choosing-a-Drinking-Water-Filter-System_W0QQugidZ10000000011100004?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:STORES:5

http://waterfilterauthority.com/2008/12/reverse-osmosis-equipment-a-popular-filter-but-is-it-good-for-home-drinking-water/

During the rest of the year the canaries get filtered tap water for drinking which is refrigerated 24 hours in glass bottles. Vitamins, additives or "cleansers"  are never added to the drinking water, ever!  The birds all get fresh, water every single day with nothing added.  Any vitamins, supplements or additives they need, they get almost every day in the form of a daily supplement in a finger drawer (treat cup), as you shall read.

Please be sure to wash your hands for at least 30 seconds prior to beginning any project that requires handling your birds or bird utensils and especially prior to the preparation and administration of foods!  As an added precaution, it's always a good idea to wear disposable plastic gloves. 

THE HOUSE OF CRESTS NESTLING/SOFT FOOD FORMULA

Just a quicl preview of the recipe...Place 2 cups of dry organic French CousCous in a very large bowl along with 2 tablespoons of whole poppy seed. 2 tablespoons of ground Organic Chia Seed, and 2 tablespoons of ground anise seed (grind the Chia and anise seed prior to using) then mix well in the bowl. Also add 2 rounded tablespoons of organic Lewis Labs Brewer's Yeast to the dry mixture and mix well.  This brand of Brewer's Yeast is naturally-loaded with amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is exceptionally rich in Selenium, Chromium, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Sodium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc and other factors natural to yeast.  It even has Methionine!  Learn about all the nutrient facts of the Lewis Labs Brewer's Yeast here. Now, put this mixture aside for the moment.  

Because of the ability of organic French CousCous to absorb and retain moisture, I know that every single item from every single vitamin and any other additives added to the filtered water will certainly be absorbed into the organic unseasoned bread crumbs which means that something good will be consumed with every bite!  The consistency of this well-wetted organic French CousCous is likened to egg white. organic unseasoned bread crumbs is relished by the feeding hens, and that gives me the confidence that no matter what else the hens consume and feed, ALL the nutrients will be absorbed by the digestive system of the chicks and provided that a live, potent multi-strain probiotic is used (more on this later) to keep any e-coli or other pathogens at a safe minimum!  This means that the chicks will grow to their fullest genetic potential as quickly as possible and the adults will stay healthy and live longer.

Get 2 cups of very cold filtered water and put it in a bottle with a cap that fits on tightly.  Best advice, get a 16 oz.  BPA-free plastic or better, a glass bottle and add filtered water.   Into this bottle of water add two teaspoons of wheat germ oil for the vitamin E, 2 teaspoons of BRAGG Organic Apple Cider Vinegar'. Put the cap back on the water bottle and shake the heck out of it.  Please note that I've found that other then the vitamin E in the wheat germ, no other additional vitamin supplement is needed at any time of the year when using a complete vitamin source like Organic Moringa Powder available from http://www.moringasource.com Fact is, the only time of the year that the vitamin E is used is just before the breeding season to get the birds into breeding condition.  More on this later in this article.

If like myself, you are used to using a pure, very high-quality probiotic; that is indeed alive and specific for the avian intestine, then add approx. 1/2  gram or a little under a 1/8 tspn. at this time to the water.  Make sure you are not using tap water with chemicals and chlorine or antibiotics in it for moistening your nestling food mix as the chemicals will kill all the lactobacillus!

NOTE: DO NOT ADD THE IMPROVED  AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS PROBIOTIC, 14 RAW ORGANIC ESSENTIAL ENZYMES AND AMINO ACIDS TO ANY BATCHES OF FOOD YOU PLAN ON FREEZING!!!  THIS RECIPE IS FOR  NESTLING OR SOFT FOODS TO BE FED WITHIN TWO TO THREE DAYS!!!  IN FACT, ONLY ADD IT ON TOP OF EACH BATCH 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE FEEDING IT FOR BEST RESULTS!!!

Again, make sure the probiotic you are using does indeed contain a LIVE avian-specific bacteria in the most potent, live form available!  Ask your supplier if the probiotic they sell needs to be refrigerated.  If they say no, then you will know that what they are trying to sell is a product that is probably worthless because it's most likely dead and will most likely not "come back to life" when added to water or moistened already-prepared nestling food!

To insure that the bacteria is alive or at least most of what is in the container is alive, be sure that the establishment you bought it from is storing it in a refrigerator!  ANYTHING ELSE THEY MIGHT TRY TO SELL YOU THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SITTING ON A STORE SHELF FOR A LONG WHILE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IS USUALLY NOT GOING TO BE ALIVE.  No matter what they might tell you, you can be sure that it is not very viable!!   Check ALL labels for expiration or Best-if-used-by dates and it is not added with a ball-point pen later!

MAKE SURE THE PRODUCT IS AVIAN-SPECIFIC and not a generic strain that is used for swine or cattle and repackaged for this market!  Having done much research on beneficial bacteria used over the years in the poultry industry, trust me when I tell you a quality beneficial bacteria works to reduce if not completely eliminate intestinal disorders, especially during the stresses of the breeding and molting season!!  A high-quality probiotic will also help all your canaries to assimilate all the essential vitamins that will allow them to develop to their fullest genetic potential, stay healthier and live longer!!  You need it to prevent your chicks from the dreaded "going light" syndrome too!  I, of course only use the improved AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS, the live, GMO-FREE, AVIAN-SPECIFIC, 10-strain, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Egg-free, Preservative-free, FOS-free probiotic with 5-Billion C.F.U.'s per Gram PLUS 14 RAW Organic Essential Enzymes and Amino Acids in an Organic Brown Rice Maltodextrin Prebiotic Carrier, which in my opinion is better, more potent and more effective than any other on the market!

WHY?

BECAUSE IT NOW CONTAINS 14 RAW, ORGANIC ESSENTIAL ENZYMES AND AMINO ACIDS WHICH WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH THE POBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS TO BEST, MORE-RAPIDLY BREAK DOWN ALL THE PROTEINS, ANTIOXIDANTS, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND OTHER NUTRIENTS TO BEST BE ABSORBED BY THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM TO BUILD A HEALTHY AND STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM!!

The beneficial bacteria in a probiotic must be alive to breed and multiply to become the flora of "friendly" bacteria normally found in the healthy avian gut.  The proper flora is what's needed to keep the negative bacteria and pathogens to a minimum in the intestinal tract of your charges!!  This healthy flora of bacteria is what helps all birds grow quicker as they are then able to absorb all the nutrients of the foods they consume and thus develop to their fullest genetic potential!  You cannot overdose the canaries on lactobacillus for all the surplus that the body cannot use is eliminated when they void.  It amazes me to hear of people who will spend large amounts of money on good stock only to ruin them with a poor dietary regimen.  It also amazes me to read articles or comments written by fanciers who talk about all the best seeds and foodstuffs they feed their birds, yet still have some "going light" every year or losing chicks in the nest.

Why spend so much money on good foods only to have them, no matter how much they eat, not be able to absorb all the nutrients from them because of a high pathogen buildup in the intestine?  Read all about probiotics at: www.avi-culture-2.com .  Always remember to add the probiotic to the nestling food/soft food then toss or fluff it into the mixture just prior to serving to insure that each food particle is coated with the beneficial bacteria.

Are you still with me here?  Okay, good!

Now to go further it is best that you follow the attached two recipes in PDF format to best understand each. One is with the use of egg before and during the breeding season and the other is without egg for the rest of the year.

Click on the PDF files BELOW to open them....

2017 HOUSE OF CRESTS NESTLING/SOFT FOOD RECIPE WITH EGGS

2017 HOUSE OF CRESTS NESTLING/SOFT FOOD RECIPE WITHOUT EGGS

If you find that the mixture is too moist, you can add some ground-up, dry quinoa  or organic unseasoned bread crumbs  to the mixture to absorb some of the moisture. Keep what you will normally use in a weeks’ time and store the rest in the freezer in heavy-duty plastic containers that are BPA-free or freezer bags with claims to be BPA-free.  Be Green and be healthy, use BPA-free reusable plastic & aluminum drinking bottles!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Once you thaw a frozen batch of Nestling/Soft Food or prepare fresh Nestling/Soft food, you can then add by sprinkling a dusting of AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS and the Moringa Powder on the top of it and fluff it all up well and wait 5-10 minutes to 'activate' the AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic/prebiotic, enzyme/amino acid blend.

STOP ADDING the wheat germ oil in your NESTLING/SOFT FOOD MIXTURE once the canaries come into breeding condition.  If you continue feeding them the nestling food with the wheat germ oil or any Vitamin E source and/or the wheat germ oil, it is so rich that the hens will go through the cycle of egg laying but when it gets time to incubate the eggs or raise the young, they are so darned wound up and excited, they abandon all eggs or chicks and want to get serviced again and begin another clutch!!  Save what you have left of any of the nestling food with wheat germ oil in it to feed to the slower ones who have not yet come in condition.  Keep all pre-made softfood/nestling food in the freezer until ready to use then thaw and add your AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic/essential enzyme/amino acid/prebiotic blend!

How can you tell if your canaries are in breeding condition, you may ask?   Well, I guess, once the males are singing their fool heads off and act as if the perches feel like hot coals and the hens begin squatting wanting to be serviced as soon as a male canary is anywhere near and start pulling at their own breast feathers in the attempt to build their nests, they are in condition to breed!

This year once again, once the birds are in breeding condition, I will be omitting the vitamin E and wheat germ oil  from the nestling/soft food and replacing it with  2 teaspoons of Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil during the rest of the breeding season to the feeding hens which is from March until the end of June.  I will continue adding the Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil in the same quantities to the mix and will feed it as per my "
House of Crests 2017 Daily Detailed Feeding Schedule". 

Click on the words shown here for a printable copy of the "House of Crests 2017 Daily Detailed Feeding Schedule".

This same nestling/softfood mixture but without vitamin E or wheat germ oil  is also fed throughout the molt to all the birds.  This is the way I insure all canaries are getting all the vitamins & minerals and AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic they need year 'round.  When I make the nestling food with the  Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil, I make enough to fill around 24-quart-sized BPA-free Freezer Bags or heavy-duty plastic containers that are BPA-free and store them all in the freezer, taking out what I need and thawing it in the refrigerator the day before I feed it then I add the AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic/essential enzyme/amino acid/prebiotic on top and mix it well.

Learn some guidelines regarding plastic storage containers and what to look for in this 13-page guide:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5095671/Safer-Plastic-Containers 

On most all oils one uses not only for the birds but for their own personal use,  they should be purchased with valid expiration dates on them.  Olive Oil and many other oils go rancid rather quickly, so if you can find cold-pressed, first press olive oil and oils, you are on the right track.

Check the date on which it was pressed and expiration dates, please.

After the weaning stage, young canaries are each fed a treat cup of the above mix of nestling food every third day, alternating with soak seed and Song/Gold of Pleasure Blend listed below along with the basic diet in a dish until fully molted out. They then begin the diet plan of the adult Glosters.  

I purchase all my organic oils & Quinoa, French Couscous & other foods from The Whole Foods Market Store Chain.  Be sure when shopping at The Whole Food Market stores and any stores that the products are indeed labeled to be organic and are locally brown in America and are not imported or grown using the conventional methods as they may not adhere to the USDA Certified Organic certification guidelines. The Whole Foods Market stores have a separate refrigerated section which holds their best, organic, cold-pressed, wheat germ oils, hemp oils and Organic Chia Seed. Again, I like the fact that the press date and expiration date is listed on each and every bottle of oil I purchase for use both in my birdroom and in my home.

BE SURE TO SUPPLY YOUR HENS WITH FRESH CUTTLEBONE JUST BEFORE AND DURING THE BREEDING SEASON!!

ORGANIC GREENS, FRUITS & VEGETABLES

A clip may be used to attach organic romaine lettuce, endive, kale or dandelion greens to a bar just above a perch for the hens to feed to the chicks during the breeding season.  I prefer to use endive or kale as it stays crisper longer than any other green available for those hens who may not get off the nest to feed the chicks.  The portion is about two inches long.  Last year I fed endive and dandelion leaves a couple times a week as well as a wheel slice or raw corn onto which I've sprinkled a dash of AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic, once a week to each canary and will do the same this year.  Variety is the spice of life and they love all types of fresh, organic fruits, veggies and greens.  You may also sprinkle some AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS probiotic onto any those organic fruits, veggies or greens you desire to feed your canaries.  To save time in the birdroom since we usually have enough chores to do, I have found that adding the greens and veggies to the nestling/soft food mixture insures that each get their variety and nutrients they require naturally and without the added daily work.

SEEDS – BASIC DIET, CONDITION/SONG & MOLT MIXTURES

The Basic Diet usually consists of 100% plain canary grass seed.  I usually try to purchase this from two different sources to insure at least one may be fresher than the other.

In my opinion, NO OTHER SEED should be added to the basic diet as the canaries will all waste the basic diet seed by tossing it out to get to any other oily or colored oat seed found in some of the "fortified diet" mixes regardless of the brand available.  No oats, no Niger, no flax, no nothing else is ever added to the basic diet of plain canary seed!

Quit wasting money and throwing away seed!  It has been found that these “fortified” diets as some call them, are loaded with all kinds of other ingredients that either smell or look colorful to attract the birds to them.  While other mixes available on the market have seeds like Niger, oats tinted with coloring agents and 'vitamins' and/or other special seeds that tend to be more palatable over the basic canary seed diet.  When all these other seeds are “blended” into the seed mix that would most likely consist of mostly canary and rape, the canary will learn that in order to get to its’ favorite morsel in the feed dish, it must toss aside all other seeds!  This is why some seed manufacturers suggest using a deep dish in the cage and only put in a certain amount and not fill it again until it is all gone.  This is the suggestion they recommend in order for the bird not to be able to toss out the undesirable seeds.  Great idea until you find that the deep dish ends up getting full of bird excrement long before the bird finishes what's in the dish!

When the supplements mentioned in The 2017 House Of Crests Diet Plan are given as written, the birds will get all the nutrients they need and will eat them when they are given immediately when served.  When the supplemented items are consumed, the canaries young and old learn to eat only the basic diet that is provided to them the rest of the day.  Lastly, I do not use pellets in my program.

Condition/Song Seeds, as some would call them, are really a blend or mix of beneficial oily seeds that add to the general well-being of each canary when fed in moderation and help put a grand finish on each canary.  This is especially important if one plans on showing their canaries.

This is what I consider a good year 'round Condition/Song Blend and it consists of:

Two pounds of each of the following seeds: Thistle (Niger), White Lettuce Seed, Black Lettuce Seed, Sesame Seed, Anise Seed, Red Millet OR Japanese Millet, Hemp Seed, Chia Seed, Hulled Oats OR Oat Groats which are also known as Steel Cut Oats and Perilla Seed (if you can find it).  This will add up to 20 pounds of the Condition/Song Blend.

Get about 4 pounds of the Condition/Song Blend above in a bowl and spray lightly with Organic Coconut oil then mix well. Then sprinkle a dusting on top of Moringa powder and a dusting of AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS then mix well and serve as needed per the 2017 HOC Feeding Schedule.

After the chicks are weaned and just before the molt commences in the birdroom, to every 20 pounds of the above Condition/Song Blend, I would add 2 pounds of Gold of Pleasure Seed (also known as Camelina Seed).  This would now be called my Condition/Song/Molt Blend, which can actually be used year 'round, if desired.  This is an expensive seed but well worth the price when looking for that super, painted-on finish on your canaries and when only the best will do!

Most seeds listed above are available through Herman Brothers in the USA and listed below as well as from Haith's Seed Merchants in the UK. (See sources below.)

When searching for the Gold of Pleasure/Camelina Seed, an excellent source in the USA is Marx Foods:

http://www.marxfoods.com/Lena-Camelina-Seed?sc=2&category=22342 

This is an organic seed shipped directly from their Eastern Washington farms and the price as of this writing is $33.70 for 2 pounds and this includes shipping and handling!  Again, it's not cheap but the finish it puts on your birds is fantastic!

As with humans, one must identify what the metabolic rate is of each canary.  By this I mean that in humans, some people burn calories quicker and thus do not put on poundage while others will build up fat in their bodies.  Check each canary weekly by grasping it in your hand to see how much fatty deposits they are retaining.  Those that build fat reserves must be fed less of the richer foods and more of the basic diet per day.  There are some canaries that will favor only the rape seed in the basic diet and as such, get fatter.  These then must be fed less rape in their basic diet.  Some might even require that they be fed canary seed minus all rape seed.  The metabolic rate of all canaries are different regardless of the breed.

For a printable copy of the "House of Crests 2017 Daily Detailed Feeding Schedule", simply click:

2017 HOC FEEDING SCHEDULE 

MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR YOUR BIRDS

Once in a while one finds that their canaries need some medical attention.   I have added a premiere facility to this list of sources for all who live in Illinois and its' surrounding States.  It is the finest facility of its' kind in America.  It is where one of the finest authorities in the mid-west , if not the entire United States resides.   When it comes to knowing how to care for our avian friends,  you must seek the opinion and services of Peter S. Sakas, a gentleman I've had the pleasure of knowing for many years.  His practice is Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center just click on the name to go to the website. They're one of my ILLINOIS Resellers of AVI-CULTURE-2

SOURCES

These are the sources for the products written about in THE HOUSE OF CRESTS article:

Click here or on the birds in the nest below to order AVI-CULTURE-2-PLUS

The Live, GMO-FREE, Avian-Specific Probiotic/Prebiotic/Essential Enzyme/Amino Acid Blend of Choice!!

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ORGANIC QUINOA, ORGANIC FRENCH COUSCOUS, ORGANIC GREENS, VEGGIES & FRUITS IN THE USA:

Whole Foods Market Stores

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SEED SOURCES IN THE USA:

If you're looking for the best seeds in North America along with great conditioning and basic diet seeds, you need to go to:

Herman Bros. Pet Products   http://www.hermanbros-seed.com/ 
P.O. BOX 194
Marine City, Michigan  48039
  1-810-420-5055  (NEW)
 FAX 1-810-309-0314 (NEW)

BUSINESS HOURS
MON THRU FRI 8:00 TO 4:30 (E.S.T.)

SATURDAY 8:00 TO 12:00 (E.S.T.)

U. P. S. SHIPPING AVAILABLE

Standard UPS Shipping rates will apply to all orders

CUSTOM SEED MIX BLENDING AVAILABLE
Call, E-mail, or Fax for Details

To view our seed price lists:

Seed Types A through G
Seed Types H through P
Seed Types R through W
Links
 

E-mail owner Richard Herman hermanbros@hotmail.com

 

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ANIMAL FEEDS & NEEDS  401 W. Golf Road, Arlington Heights, IL  60005 USA

Phone: 1-847-437-4738  Fax: 1-847-437-0413   URL: www.animalfeedsandneeds.com

Chuck Hume has had this bird & pet supply business for years and his Dad had it even longerHe is the major supplier of the Chicago land zoos and pet shops in Illinois.  They are a full-line distributor of all the NBD, INC. products to include AVI-CULTURE-2 and Pro-Lif™ Probiotics.  They stock some of the QUIKO products and most all seeds from Kaytee, Scarlet, Kellogg/Scott, Higgin's and many other sources.  They also carry the ASPEN-CHIPS the cage bedding material I use as do many in the Chicagoland area!  They've been known to  ship the ASPEN-CHIPS via UPS anywhere!!  Check out the pigmy goats and llamas in the fenced areas when you visit!

THE FEED STORE 5408 South Harlem Avenue, Summit, IL 60501 USA

Phone: 1-708-458-1327 Fax: 1-708-458-3422  Sorry no website

This bird & pet feed supply house has been in business for over 60 years!  Most all the seeds they carry may be purchased by the pound.  They have some of the largest, freshest selection of seeds & products in the entire Midwest!  As their tag line states; "If It Walks, Crawls, Flies, Runs Or Swims, We Can Feed It!"

Learn more by clicking on the thumbnails below for more info on hours and other details of this fine establishment.

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ORGANIC Gold of Pleasure/Camilina Seed & Oil in the USA MARX FOODS

http://www.marxfoods.com/Lena-Camelina-Seed?sc=2&category=22342

ORGANIC GOLD OF PLEASURE/CAMELINA SEED (Another very expensive seed which is added to the CONDITION/SONG SEED MIX and fed in a treat cup to all canaries young and old during the molt every other day right to the end of show season for a super feather finish!)  Add 2 pounds to 20 pounds of the Condition/Song Seed Mix listed above.  You can get their organic Gold of Pleasure/Camelina Oil here as well!

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SEED SOURCES OVERSEAS:

JOHN E. HAITH LTD.  Also known as HAITH’S in England

Free phone: 0800 298 7054  Fax: 01472 242883   e-mail: sales@haiths.com

URL: www.haiths.com

Super people who ship all over the world except the USA!!!  Great products from a company serving the fancier since 1940!   The list below are but a small selection of the many seeds they stock.

CANARY SEED, PERILLA SEED, EASISOAK SEED,

HEMP SEED (Crushed with a rolling pin on a paper towel then sprinkled over the nestling food for hens who seem not to want to feed newly-hatched chicks.)

FRENCH TEAZLE (Great stuff, but very, very expensive!)

KRAKER TONIC A SONG or CONDITION SEED

GOLD OF PLEASURE SEED (Another very expensive seed which is added to the SONG or CONDITION SEED and fed in a treat cup to all canaries young and old during the molt every other day right to the end of show season for a super feather finish!)

POPPY (BLUE MAW) SEED

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  THE 2005 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!

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   THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY!  PART ONE

   THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY!  PART TWO

   THE 2002 KOREAN TANGO & CANARY BIRD EXHIBITION

  THE 2002 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode One

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Two

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Three

  THE GALLERY OF STARS

  THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Two

  THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Three

  THE GALLERY OF FLORAL STARS

  HOW TO BUILD A  BREEDING CAGE - PART ONE

  HOW TO BUILD A  BREEDING CAGE - PART TWO

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page One "ENVIRONMENT"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Two "KNOWLEDGE OF THE IDEAL"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Three "DIET PLAN - 2017"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Four "UNDERSTANDING FEATHER"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Five "CINNAMON & FAWN PAIRING"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Six  "LAWS OF INHERITANCE - PART ONE"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Seven "LAWS OF INHERITANCE - PART TWO

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Eight  "HERE COME THE JUDGE!"

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