Fodder for chicken, turkeys and ducks
Most farmers and smallfarms, acquiring a thoroughbred chicken, suggest that somehow in a special way it should not be fed. Ostensibly the usual feed for hens will create and normalize the conditions of feeding. In fact, this is not so, it is necessary to feed, as the body of the bird requires.
It also happens that in the village someone prefersto breed turkeys, and all the rest - only laying hens. So the owners of turkeys have to use compound feed for chicken. It would seem that there is nothing bad in this, everything is normal, the bird does not die, but there is practically no benefit from such a food for turkeys. The whole point is that feed for laying hens contains insufficient quantity of nutrients for the turkey. Consequently, it does not absorb energy, and hence - the decline in productivity.
If we talk about young individuals, this difference innutrition is even more palpable. This is due to the physiology of each bird species. With age, the body's need for nutrients changes: the youngest hens are converted to mixed feed with less nutritional value, but at the same time they increase the amount of calcium and raw fiber in order to prepare the hen for productive later life. The transition to a new feed for chickens helps to stop their early sexual maturation, finally form a skeleton, gain weight. By itself, cellulose promotes the active development of the gastrointestinal tract. Young turkeys grow at a very high rate, which is why their nutritional needs are higher. And buying food separately for chickens and turkeys is expensive. Therefore, you can go only one more or less rational way, where the basis for the mixed feed for layers.
If we compare chickens and ducks in a diet whosethere is a mixed feed, you can see: the ducks do not have enough exchange energy and raw protein. In the summer they get offspring, their diet can include such feed (as for laying hens). Part of what they lack, they make up due to root crops and unstable greens. Favorite dainty delicacy is duckweed. The situation is different in the winter: then in the mixed feed it is necessary to add back, peas, meat-and-bone flour. Also it is necessary to include in their diet boiled potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, steamed hay meal. The reverse is excellent as a dilution of dry food, which, in turn, helps reduce costs for them. If a whole grain goes to the ducks, then it will be better to germinate it. Such feed is given at the beginning of egg production. According to experts, sprouted grain contributes to the quality of eggs during the incubation period. It should also be noted that if the bird is kept in a room where a strong change in temperature conditions is observed, then the amount of feed should be increased by 20%.
Sometimes people do not know where to buy feed forchickens. Many people have the question: "Maybe it's best to make the compound feed yourself?" If a medium-sized farm, you can buy a small grain crusher or make it and independently produce mixed fodder for chicken. To do this, you should study the special literature to know exactly the dosage, so that your living creature is well fed and healthy.