The hybrid feeds layer mash is essential in feeding the laying bird. It supplies the necessary ingredients in the correct proportions so that bird can produce an abundant number of eggs. Layer mash product is a well-balanced ration in digestible protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals as well as essential amino – acids. Layer mash is recommended from 17 weeks to the end of the laying cycle.
Features of the Hybrid Feeds Layer Mash
- To be fed from 17 weeks of age.
- It contains sufficient quantities of nutrients to meet maintenance, growth, and peak egg production requirements.
- It contains more protein | Less calcium | More metabolizable energy kcal
- Made from highly digestible ingredients
Unlike feeds for ruminants, poultry diets are usually complete feeds and supply the total daily requirements apart from water. These feed help to maximize production whether it be for eggs, meat or rearing replacements. Essentially, broiler varieties of chicken feed are denser in protein, which encourages the flock to grow bigger, faster.
- This is a loose and unprocessed version of chicken feed. Similar to the texture of potting soil, the mash is the finest variety of chicken feed commonly available. Mash is normally used for chicks, as it is easy to digest, however it is not uncommon for fully mature birds to be fed mash. The main issue with mash varieties of chicken feed is that its texture often results in an increase of incidental waste.