Good nutrition plays a major role in attaining the modern laying hens’ genetic potential for egg production, egg quality and animal welfare. Besides, the cost of chicken feed accounts for some 65 to 75% of the cost of producing an egg. Therefore, the poultry nutrition and feeding program is critical in determining the overall profitability and success of your poultry business.
It all start with feeding properly the day-old chicks, this will allow them develop into healthy, good-quality pullets with sufficient body reserves to sustain the high demands of todays egg production. Try to overcome making mistakes during the rearing period, and do not see the rearing of your flock as a cost, but try to see it as an investment. Mistakes that are made during the growing period are difficult to correct during the egg laying period.
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