NATURALLY for BIRDS MICRO NUTRIENT contains, as the name suggests, loads of the micro nutrients missing from standard diets, so adding a little of this to your supplements will go a long way to maintaining or improving the fertility and health of your birds.

As well as MICRO NUTRIENTS there are some natural foods which are beneficial and because they are fed fresh, can provide some additional micro nutrients, like chlorophyl, over and above the many which are in NATURALLY FOR BIRDS products.

One of the best green food supplements is CLOVER
It does not matter whether it is red or white, both have only slightly different values and benefits. Clover contains amongst its ingredients, isoflavones, which is a rich source of phytoestrogen together with powerful free radical scavenger, tocopherol, which inhibits disease.
Both also contain carotenoids which supplements the array of carotenoids in NFB MICRO NUTRIENTS. Carotenoids enhance fertility and are immune builders as well of course enhancing feather colour.
Both red and white clover are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E. and K and minerals calcium, magnesium, chromium, phosphorous, potassium, niacin and thiamine.

Clover needs to be fed when it is between 4-6cms high, which is when it is at its most nutritious. After this point, the taller it gets the less nutritious it becomes to the point where few birds will eat the fibrous fully grown plant.
During the breeding season clover is provided ad lib and is a valuable contribution to nestling diet. In our experience, all birds will take it with some species using it as a major portion of their nutritional requirements.
During the non breeding season we feed it once to twice a week and during austerity, non at all.
Sprouted clover seed is a valuable addition to any sprouted seed mix you feed your birds.

Our clover is grown in a small shade house but it can be grown almost anywhere which is reasonably cool and shaded.
We first of all sprout the clover seed [ see SEED SPROUTING INSTRUCTIONS ]
Once sprouted it is thickly spread over the top of the growing medium. This can be moist potting compost in small square plant pots or the felt cubes used in hydroponic set ups.
It takes approximately 7 days to grow to 4 to 5 centimetres high at which stage the whole plant pot is put in the aviary where it is quickly stripped.
Warning: Clover should not be over watered.

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