Contains a natural plant extract which produces a rich and golden yolk.
Includes Micro & Macro minerals and vitamins to get the best production out of your birds.
Enhanced with probiotics to prevent salmonella and promote a healthy digestive and immune system.
Grains are usually ground to improve digestibility, but some remain whole. Cereal grains are used mainly to satisfy the energy requirement of poultry.
Such as lupins, are also a form of protein, but contain 3000 ME, up to 500 more ME than other grains.
Required for the synthesis of body tissue (particularly muscle), physiological molecules (such as enzymes and hormones), feathers and for egg production. Proteins also provide a small amount of energy.
Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP) is an excellent source of minerals, particularly calcium and phosphorus. Layer hens require calcium and phosphorus in large quantities.
Minerals are vital for normal growth and development in poultry, such as bone formation and body processes such as enzyme activation. Similarly, vitamins are essential for the body systems of poultry. Both fat soluble (A, D, E, K) and water soluble (biotin, choline, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and B12) are needed in the diet to maintain proper health and wellbeing of poultry.
Probiotics are beneficial living bacteria that when supplied in adequate levels in the gut can aid and prevent some illnesses and promote a healthy digestive tract and immune system, which encourage a more consistent egg supply.
Feed additives to improve and increase production.
Help minimise the dust produced from the grain mix and protects chickens from inhaling.
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Most diets for poultry require corn for energy, soybean meal to meet their protein requirements and vitamin and minerals as well. This is best done with a crushed grain mix, with the added Vit/Mins as powders or a pellet. Some experts believe feeding whole wheat feeds to chickens improves their digestive tracts, increasing the birds’ ability to resist coccidiosis challenges.
Depending on bird diet, if it is particularly fibrous, adding grit to the diet aids in grinding up course feed in the bird’s gizzard (stomach). Some outdoor birds will pick up stones to sit in the gizzard to do a similar thing. Most birds raised for meat or eggs require grit at all times to help digest their grain as well. Laying hens also require the shell grit to meet their calcium requirements.
The most common disease poultry suffer from is called Coccidiosis. This is a parasitic disease that lives in and damages a specific region of the gut in chickens. It also causes loss of appetite, diarrhoea, ruffled feathers, weight loss and inability to absorb nutrients. This can be prevented by the addition of a Coccidiostat that is present in the Heytesbury Poultry meal.
Stress is one of the most common reasons for feathers falling out. This can be caused by a number of things; including a sudden change of environment such as rehousing and new additions moving in that could affect the pecking order withing the coop. Another common reason can be due to their nutrient needs not being met through poor nutrition which can also cause immune issues.
There are many reasons why a chicken may not be laying well including heat or stress, but often poor nutrition or a dietary deficiency can be the underlying cause.
The HSF Poultry Meal includes a natural plant extract which encourages the production of rich golden yolk.