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grumpz
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28 Jan 2018, 19:23

I add a multi vitamin powder to my soaked seed prior to freezing,was asked weather the freezing would affect the vitamin powder in any way.any thoughts thanks mick
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Tiaris
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28 Jan 2018, 19:57

Apart from making it cold I don't think it would alter its composition in any way.
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Mr Tino
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29 Jan 2018, 04:00

Hi grumpz when I freeze my soak or sprout seed,some time I put the viatamins in it and put it back in the fridge,because some people start work early in the morning and they have not enough time to do the adding the vitamin and then I feed it in portion to my birds with out any problem and it up to individual person how they do it if they want to put the vitamin in first or later when feed too the birds,i hope this will help how you want to do it. :thumbup:
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Maurizio
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12 Apr 2018, 13:20

Adding a vitamin powder to the soaked seed prior to freezing won't affect it.
As Tiaris mentioned, it will make cold, but shouldn't change it's composition.
Make sure you don't freeze the seed while it's too wet, or you'll created a
large ice cube. If your worried about it, just simply add it to the seed prior
to feeding out to the birds in the morning.
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Rod_L
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12 Apr 2018, 14:44

heat destroys vitamins, not cold.

however, moisture also destroys them so you are better off keeping the vitamin supplement dry and adding it to the seed when you feed it to the birds. Wet vitamins will break down, and they will get moist in the freezer.
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13 Apr 2018, 19:36

I would have thought the vitamins would get some what(partially) absorbed into the seed getting frozen ? depending on what form of vitamin. Not that I do it that way at the moment myself.
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13 Apr 2018, 20:03

I really don't agree freezing the vitamins with your soaked/sprouted seed. Vitamins,minerals and amino acids should not be fed daily but at least once a week.
You are only over loading your birds and any excess is just pooped out, you will notice yellow droppings if you feed daily in frozen seed as the body can only absorb so much which for a tiny finch is not very much.
I use powdered form of Soluminavit in an old baby powder bottle that has the turn top to open and close it. Once a week i dust that days soaked/sprouted seed and feed to the birds.

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14 Apr 2018, 09:25

gday grumps i try rotate my additives / vitamins , in my sprouted seed apple cider vinegar with good oil once a week also naturally for finch supplement twice a week but not in with my frozen sprouted seed, its added in the morning before being fead out to all my finches, cheers mick.

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