Dr Rob Marshall F-Vite is a combination grit, protein, energy, vitamin and mineral supplement
Minerals are the most neglected part of good nutrition because it is often incorrectly assumed that grit provides birds with all the minerals required
for good health.
F Vite is especially beneficial for breeding and young moulting birds, but is used all year round.
Parents actually look for it when feeding young, because it is rich in the trace elements so vital for growing babies.
Babies fed by parents, which are given F-Vite grow quickly, are robust and pink.
There is no need for any other kind of grit, cuttlebone or mineral powders during the breeding season.
Only small amounts are needed of Dr Marshall`s products, not like most cheaper bird vitamins on the market, where you need 2 – 4 times as much to be any beneficial to the bird, therefore Dr Marshalls products last longer, have better results in the birds and are more cost effective
F-vite has multiple functions
F-vite helps produce the best quality eggs.
F-vite helps prevent infertility, hatching deaths, soft and small eggs.
F-vite helps prevent wet nests by balancing the minerals in the diet.
F-vite helps to prevent healthy parents from becoming tired and worn out by breeding.
This means the hen lays eggs earlier thereby shortening the egg-laying interval.
F-vite promotes robust healthy youngsters, especially at the critical time of weaning
Wet Droppings and Enteritis in Birds
Contaminated grit is a common cause of wet droppings and enteritis in birds.
Most fanciers believe that the grit and cuttlebone they use provides their flock with all the minerals required for good health.
However, this is not so. The regular grits are deficient in iodine, iron and most trace elements.
The main function of grit is to provide the bird with a source of digestive stones and some mineral salts.
The levels of mineral salts in the grit are too low to be of any value.
These same salts attract moisture from the air and can cause the grit to become moist.
Any moisture in the grit promotes harmful bacteria growth and contamination.
E.coli and related bacteria are commonly found in wet grits because of the dead and decaying molecules, which inhabit the grit shells.
Some of the bacteria produced by these decaying marine animals are toxic.
There is no wastage with F-Vite as the birds consume every last portion. It contains 10% shell grit, enough for the birds to digest its food properly.
The shell grit portion of F-Vite is baked at high temperatures to ensure sterility without damaging the potency of the minerals or grit.
The bentonite is a bowel detoxifier and astringent, which guarantee tight black and white droppings.
The end result is a concentrated mineral supplement that enhances health and vitality.
The energy rich desiccated molasses and the scientifically balanced and concentrated vitamin, mineral, trace element and mineral salt mixture make this a perfect product for feeding parents.
F-Vite for Breeding Birds
F-Vite is ideal for the laying hen and feeding parents.
Breeding birds have extraordinarily high demands for minerals, salts and trace elements and require supplementation on a daily basis.
The hens require the minerals for egg laying and the feeding adults require extra mineral salts and energy.
F-Vite helps the hens produce the best quality eggs, prevents infertility as well as hatching deaths, soft shells, fatigued parents leading to neglected chicks.
Feeding parents attack F-Vite with relish because it provides all of the “field elements” and more.
The babies “bred on F-Vite” relish the taste!
Often it may take a few months for some birds to accept the taste of the F-Vite when provided “free choice.”
Therefore, it is recommended to sprinkle it over their seed mix daily or adding small amounts of it to crushed, sterilized egg shells for a few months before providing it “free choice” in a separate treat cup.
It is necessary to remove all other grit and mineral powders from the flock being introduced to F-Vite for the first time.
This allows the birds to accept the new taste as quickly as possible.
Replace when empty or when it turns brown. The mineral salts attract moisture for the air on wet and humid days, turning it brown.
All grits absorb this moisture but it is not clearly visible in them.
F-Vite is suitable for ALL Birds: Canaries, Budgies, Finches, Parrots, Pigeons and Poultry.