For the Love of Birds

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For the Love of Birds
  Restoring Lady Bug  by Kermit Blackwood

After decades of working with birds, in both professional and private capacities,  I realize there is a real need for efficacious products that allow people to boost the immune systems of their beloved birds without antibiotics. 

Teaming together with a leading expert in animal nutrition and an experienced manufacturer of animal husbandry pastes, we’ve created a highly effective emulsion product called Resilience for Birds. Our team expanded to include a highly successful business leader with three decades of experience,  and a professional web designer specializing in Internet-based business.

Great Blue Turaco
(Corythaeola cristata) photo by Lauren Watrous

How does it work? 

Its highly concentrated all-natural ingredients are known to possess immune boosting properties. The design and formulation of our emulsion makes it unnecessary for the material to enter the stomach to be effective. It tends to go to work quickly because the most integral ingredients are suspended in paste which gets absorbed through mucus membranes.

We have now reached the manufacturing stage, and with your help, would like to make Resilience for Birds available to bird lovers all over the world as soon as possible.


Due to the cost of the high-quality ingredients, blending and packaging expertise underlying Resilience; we’re seeking a goal of $65,000 in 60 days. This amount will allow us to produce, package and bring to market our first publicly available batch of Resilience for Birds.

The product will be sold exclusively through our website, Resilience4.com . Sales will be processed through our Vermont parent company, ZootriLogics, Inc.

Superb Fruit Dove
(Ptilinopus superbus) Photo by Robert McLean  

Why Birds? 

We invite wild birds to feeders in our yard, visit them in zoological parks and keep pet caged birds in our homes.

Many of us keep domestic species, whether they be chickens (by far the most populous species of bird in the world), or other poultry species like turkeys, quail, ducks, geese and doves.

Like all animals, birds are vulnerable to infection and disease. By the time symptoms are obvious, time to act can be critically short.  Further, even the smallest amount of handling can add stress to an already weakened bird.

When time is of the essence, you haven’t got a moment to spare fumbling with locating and mixing of different potent natural ingredients at just the right ratios required to be of any help. Effective, non-invasive dietary supplements can prove essential in maintaining birds at their optimal health.

Freedom Rangers (Gallus domesticus) photo by Phyllis Trier
 
Resilience for Birds can be used as a curative treatment on injured, stressed and sick birds of a wide variety of both captive and wild species.

Likewise, this immune boosting emulsion paste readily lends itself for use as an invaluable preventative treatment. Mixing small amounts of Resilience for Birds into edible ration treats like cooked oatmeal or fruit salad has proven itself highly effective in preventing infection and disease in domestic flocks.

Resilience contains high concentrations of active ingredients with excellent antioxidant capacity and compounds shown to:

         Stimulate egg production and immune function, as well as other beneficial properties such as:
·         Anti-bacterial
·         Anti-fungal
·         Anti-parasitic
·         Anti-microbial
·         Anti-viral

Resilience adheres to the inner surfaces of the mouth and throat of birds. Absorption through the mucus membranes can allow more rapid circulation throughout the body, impacting the bird’s health more quickly than products that pass through the entire digestive system. When time is of the essence, this could be the greatest factor in determining the efficacy of the treatment.
  
Ingredients: 
Oregano oil, Chia flour, Krill oil, Black cumin oil, Cranberry seed oil, Dried ginger, Carob, Coriander, Agaricus mushroom, Fenugreek, Cardamom, Coconut oil, Sorbitan monostearate and mixed Tocopherols.

Pilot clinical cases with a variety of poultry species*, demonstrate the rapid response and effect of Resilience; positively impacting the health of birds exposed to a variety of situations; including cold, wet conditions, respiratory congestion, stress, injury and others.

Individual animals, or entire flocks/groups, can be supplemented at the same time.

An easy-to-use, adjustable packaging system will provide a convenient delivery system with consistent dosages. Refill packs minimize packaging waste.

* Pilot clinical cases were done on chickens, pheasants, turkeys, ducks, geese, quail, doves and turacos.

Resilience for Birds is more than just another animal supplement. It’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our feathered friends.

Please help us improve birds' lives with a donation of whatever you can afford.
 Even if you are unable to contribute financially, your comments are important to us. Please share your experiences with birds where Resilience may have made a pivotal difference. 

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Rewards:
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We would like to thank you with a reward based on the level of your donation.  Please see the list of donation levels and corresponding reward levels on our website.  All rewards can ship only once we receive our first shipment of Resilience for Birds, so please be patient!

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Final positing. We're ending the campaign.
Much thanks to all for your support.
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Hi Folks,
I'm sure you've been wondering what's happening with Resilience for Birds. We weren't able to raise as much money through GFM as we'd hoped, but we are still seeking business loans, which takes time, and are hopeful that we will be successful soon. I'm going to close down this GFM site now, but you can still follow us through our website: www.resilience4.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Resilience-for-Birds-390990501266323/.
We very much appreciate your donations and support. You will all still receive the awards we promised if and when we are able to obtain the money we need to get our first batch of Resilience for Birds. We can't send you those rewards yet as we don't have the product. We will contact all of you as soon as we do and will ship the awards at that time.
Thank you so much for your support.
Phyllis
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Hey Folks, you have to see our new website: www.resilience4.com. It's been updated and now has so much new information about birds that you can learn. Anatomy & Physiology, Behavioral Ecology. There's information about Nutrition & Health, some new videos that show the healing effects of Resilience for Birds, and so much more. Read The Story of Resilience, and learn about the beneficial properties of the ingredients in Resilience.
We really want to get this wonderful new product out to the global bird world, but we need your help. Please support our campaign with a donation of what ever you can. And please share our story with all your bird lover friends.
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Hey folks,
We've updated some of our campaign here, with new pictures and more. There is an updated video of Lady Bug the turkey poult I'd really like you to watch. Please support our campaign anyway you can.
Thanks so much.
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Susan Watanabe
11 months ago
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This is going to be a wonderful product for back yard enthusiasts. I've known Kermit for almost 20 years and even way-back-when, he was always researching and trying to find the best natural treatments for our feathered friends. This product should really help in overall flock management, especially when you consider that some people have heritage breeds that can't afford to die out. I'm too broke to contribute, but if I could, I'd make a fat donation.

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Katie Lyon Warren
11 months ago
1
1

I have kept a small flock of chickens since I was a teenager, and there's no feeling so helpless as watching them suffer from a respiratory infection...often by the time symptoms occur it's too late to help. A natural and quick-acting paste like this could be a game changer!

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Hind Samy
10 months ago

I'm really looking forward to this product. It's very frustrating when my guineas get sick and won't eat or drink properly. I really feel this will help support them. I can't wait till it's available.

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Lorraine Wright
10 months ago

I'm really looking forward to something that will help fortify chicks who have just come out of shipping. Birds hatched here are hardy and robust for the most part, but I still have losses, unacceptably high ones, with shipped broilers. They just don't fully recover from shipping stress for some reason.

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Richard D Hansen
10 months ago

I am really looking forward to this product, invparticular, just for overall health and immunity. The science looks very good.

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Susan WhoDat Fischer
10 months ago

I have been implementing many of Kermits feeding recommendations as a hobby breeder of peafowl. Last years chicks were the strongest ones ever and with no medicated feed. Looking forward to Resilience.

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KL
$30
Kimber Linderman
9 months ago (Offline Donation)
SK
$25
Sandra Keeney
10 months ago
1
1

I am anxious to try these product on guineas who have crop canker. Guineas are very prone to canker and finding the correct anti fungal meds to treat can be very challenging. A holistic product would be my preference over current meds on market.

AH
$10
Alexis Holler
10 months ago
1
1

Would love to see this out on the market. It would protect our beloved birds from those protozoans that can kill them and cause so much grief and financial burden

HS
$20
Hind Samy
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
JO
$100
Jan Opine
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
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North Branch, MN

Susan Watanabe
11 months ago
1
1

This is going to be a wonderful product for back yard enthusiasts. I've known Kermit for almost 20 years and even way-back-when, he was always researching and trying to find the best natural treatments for our feathered friends. This product should really help in overall flock management, especially when you consider that some people have heritage breeds that can't afford to die out. I'm too broke to contribute, but if I could, I'd make a fat donation.

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Katie Lyon Warren
11 months ago
1
1

I have kept a small flock of chickens since I was a teenager, and there's no feeling so helpless as watching them suffer from a respiratory infection...often by the time symptoms occur it's too late to help. A natural and quick-acting paste like this could be a game changer!

+ Read More
Hind Samy
10 months ago

I'm really looking forward to this product. It's very frustrating when my guineas get sick and won't eat or drink properly. I really feel this will help support them. I can't wait till it's available.

+ Read More
Lorraine Wright
10 months ago

I'm really looking forward to something that will help fortify chicks who have just come out of shipping. Birds hatched here are hardy and robust for the most part, but I still have losses, unacceptably high ones, with shipped broilers. They just don't fully recover from shipping stress for some reason.

+ Read More
Richard D Hansen
10 months ago

I am really looking forward to this product, invparticular, just for overall health and immunity. The science looks very good.

+ Read More
Susan WhoDat Fischer
10 months ago

I have been implementing many of Kermits feeding recommendations as a hobby breeder of peafowl. Last years chicks were the strongest ones ever and with no medicated feed. Looking forward to Resilience.

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