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ePowder PLUS means ENERGY

ePowder PLUS combines the concentrated protein (15-18%) and energy (lipid 5-8%) content of double strength yeast  metabolites of original ePowder with the prebiotic, cognitive and immune benefits of yeast cell wall MOS (mannoprotein complex).

The rate of growth of the chick is determined by the energy content of the food, its genetic make-up and the ability
of parents to feed it to its full capacity.

The full potential for growth is achieved when the feeding parents are protected from fatigue and the energy fed to the chicks is processed as quickly as possible. The faster the baby converts the energy for growth, the quicker the crop empties and the more food the adult can feed. ePowder PLUS accelerates the conversion of energy into growth and prevents fatigue in the feeding parents. The result is a parent that feeds more, a chick that grows faster and a show bird that fulfils its genetic potential.

ePowder PLUS is an excellent source of Thiamin and B vitamins
ePowder PLUS is recommended for all breeding birds on a daily basis. ePowder contains the by-products of cultured yeast and can be mixed into tonic seed, a soft food or sprouted seed recipes or kept on it’s own in small finger drawers. It is highly palatable, but some birds need a few days to totally accept the new taste on the food.

The need for ePowder PLUS varies from one Programme to the next. Refer to each Programme for recommended frequency of administration.

The enzymatic action of Thiamin and the other B vitamins promotes rapid growth in chicks and protects their parents from the fatigue of feeding. It allows the chicks to grow to their full capacity by pushing their energy pathways to their genetic limits. ePowder accelerates the recovery from the exertions of feeding as quickly as possible. The rearing of three healthy robust rounds is no longer a dream but becomes a reality when ePowder is mixed each day with the energy rich TurboBooster oil.

The iron, zinc, and amino acids in e-powder further help the feeding adults to recover as quickly as possible, enabling them to feed their rapidly growing chicks to full capacity without tiring.

Breeding pairs
ePowder PLUS is mixed into TurboBooster impregnated seed to accelerate the growth of chicks by improving their energy conversion and protecting laying hens and the feeding parents from fatigue. ¼ teaspoon of ePowder PLUS should be added to each 200 grams of oiled seed, soaked seed or soft food fed daily.

Fill the finger drawer with ePowder PLUS. Refresh daily when the parents are feeding young.

Stressed and sick birds
Give ePowder PLUS in the TurboBooster impregnated seed, soaked seed or soft food mix each day for birds with a negative energy balance. ePowder stimulates the appetite of weanlings and ill birds. The energy imbalance is quickly reversed. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of ePowder PLUS into each 200 grams of seed, softfood or soaked seed.

Give ePowder PLUS in the TurboBooster impregnated seed, soaked seed or soft food mix for one day twice weekly to protect the young birds from the stress of overcrowding. ePowder PLUS is especially useful in aviaries with enteritis caused by bacteria, Megabacteria, Coccidiosis or worms. Mix ¼ of ePowder into 200 grams of seed, soft food or soaked seed.


Soft Food Recipes using TurboBooster & ePowder
Soft Food Recipe #1
This recipe is courtesy of Angela Martin and is especially useful for the birds in the aviary. The young birds reared on TurboBooster and ePowder PLUS readily accept this soft food mix.

Ingredients: Fresh multi-grained bread, grated carrot, TurboBooster, DufoPlus, Ioford, ePowder PLUS & F-Vite.

Preparation: DufoPlus (10 drops), Ioford (10 drops) are mixed into 100ml of water.

A slice of multi-grained bread is placed in a dish.

The water is poured over a slice of multi-grained bread and TurboBooster (10 drops) is dripped evenly across it. 3 grams each of ePowder PLUS & F-Vite are then sprinkled on top of the bread.

Hygiene: The dish is removed as soon as possible after 2 hours.

Soft Food Recipe #2
This recipe is used by Alan Reid. It is especially useful for breeding pairs, being placed in small dishes or finger drawers.

Ingredients: Fresh rolled oats, grated carrot, TurboBooster, ePowder PLUS & F-Vite.

Preparation: The rolled oats and freshly grated carrot are lightly tossed together in a bowl.

TurboBooster (10 drops to each 100gm of feed.) ePowder PLUS & F-Vite are then added.

The completed recipe is then mixed through with a fork and placed into individual breeding cabinets.

Hygiene: The dish is removed within 6 hours.


Soaked Seed Recipes using TurboBooster & ePowder
Soaked Seed Recipe #1
This recipe is used for breeding birds and molting birds. The seed must be culture tested and stored with a food cleaner before it is considered safe for soaking.

Ingredients: Soaked sunflower and groats, TurboBooster, DufoPlus, Ioford, ePowder PLUS, Bloomford & F-Vite.

Preparation: This soaked seed recipe offers the best method of giving TurboBooster, DufoPlus and Ioford, which are added to the soaked seed after the final rinse and allowed to soak into the seed for a few minutes. The ePowder PLUS, Bloomford and F-Vite (3 grams of each to 100gm of soaked seed) are then sprinkled onto the soaked seed. What a delicious looking meal!

Hygiene: The remnants are removed within 6 hours.

Soaked Seed Recipe #2
This recipe is used for weanlings in the juvenile cage. The seed must be culture tested and stored with a food cleaner before it is considered safe for soaking. The NV Powder is a sweet tasting glucose based vitamin and mineral water supplement that entices the weanlings to eat. The weanlings reared on TurboBooster readily devour the sweetened soaked seed.

Ingredients: Soaked canary seed, TurboBooster and NV Powder.

Preparation: The TurboBooster and NV Powder are added to the soaked seed after the final rinse and allowed to soak into the seed for a few minutes.

Hygiene: The remnants are removed within 6 hours.