Quiko-Cod Liver Oil 250ml

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The recognised method of giving cod liver oil is to include one teaspoonful of oil with each pint of seed. It should be well mixed into the seed with the hands until he who is doing the mixing is satisfied that it is fully distributed. The job should be done thoroughly in order to prevent some parts of the mixture carrying more of the oil on the husks than other parts. Feed the mix immediately or store if for several days. Storing it allows the oil to penetrate the seed more completely.
** Remember that this can go rancid and do more harm than good. **
** Cod liver oil should not be given to birds with babies. The fat in the oil can upset the young birds and cause diarrhoea.**
In Lintonholme England they use cod liver oil all the year round except when the birds are breeding and even then if sunshine is as notable by its absence as it is here in some summers. It is particularly beneficial during the winter when there is at times an almost complete absence of sunshine and when the actinic value (photochemical properties) of the sun's rays is low. During the summer when the sun is shining daily and when good health can be maintained more easily than at other periods of the year, vitamin deficiency is not so likely to occur and cod liver oil is therefore not then so necessary as on other occasions. I do believe that a course of cod liver oil prior to birds commencing to breed not only strengthens them for the task which is before them but also puts them into such a state of health that egg binding is not likely to occur. I have stated above that cod liver oil should be given in the proportion of one teaspoonful to one pint of seed. The usual method is simply to put the oil in the ordinary canary seed-millet mixture and distribute it by hand, mixing so thoroughly that every bit of seed becomes coated with the oil.

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