Our Journey to Excellence | About "The Farm"

"Excellence through education & research. Without knowledge, we are lost."

Our journey to excellence began in late 1998. What started as the punchline to a bad joke ended up turning into a passion, and eventually a business. Consistently great birds prompted clients to ask just how we kept them so perfect. The answer was that we had studied the wild nutrition of each species, and created fully researched captive bird  supplements based on those wild diets. Their overall excellent health and feather condition was a result of those supplements. Those same clients then begged us to sell those items, and nearly 20yrs later we're still at it. We continue to add to our line of hand-mixed products, and continue to test & perfect herbal based medications for use in the aviary.

We have learned to listen to our birds and hear what they tell us.  We know every single bird in the flock like the back of our own hands, from the tiniest missing eyelash, to their exact weight from egg to old age. Because of this intimate knowledge, we know instantly upon entering the aviary if even a single bird is acting odd or is falling ill, and take immediate action to stop illness in its tracks. We keep exceptionally detailed records about every aspect of their lives and record it all for future reference in expansive spreadsheets and databases. Our photo documentation library is immense.

We prefer to produce QUALITY over QUANTITY in everything we do, including how we choose which items we sell in this store.

In our humble opinion, you get what you pay for.  Here that means robust birds who are lovingly raised, genetically sound and carefully fed. It means birds who very rarely fall prey to stress or illness, and who receive the best nutrition possible. Unlike so many other breeders, we will not medicate unless we know the exact pathogen. We perform our own labs to determine illness, and only treat for what's necessary, which means our birds will actually respond to medications when needed and won't come to you with already badly damaged livers or who are immune to standard over the counter bird medications. We are constantly improving their diets to support their immune health.

Our cage & care accessories are chosen based solely on their effectiveness, durability and longevity. We only sell what we believe to be the best on the market. They are certainly not the least expensive, but the supplements will keep your birds in tip-top shape, and the accessories will last a lifetime with a modicum of care. We only sell what we use here in our aviary, which gives us an advantage over other sellers. We can fully describe each product, its benefits and uses in the aviary. If a retailer is selling too many products, chances are they don't know those products as intimately and won't be able to tell you the fine details.

All products have been fully tested on our own flock. We will sell nothing until it has been tested a minimum of 1 year - with our MLFAS, Inc. hand mixed products tested over many years - and proves it is worthy of not only our birds, but yours as well.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you!

~The Meadowlark Farms Avian Supply, Inc. Staff



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