New Hope broiler starter feed
New Hope Starter Feed is a protein-dense variety of chicken broiler feed designed to meet the dietary requirements of chicks (at the starter stage).
- Chicks can live comfortably on a diet of starter feed and water from the 3rd to 4th week of their life before progressing onto the finisher feeds.
- The high protein content helps young chicks grow faster.
- It is imperative to phase out the starter feed once the chicks are advanced in age, otherwise, the excess protein can cause liver damage.
- The broiler starter feed is also a high energy ration that has undergone heat processing thus reducing microbial load, increasing palatability, and ensuring optimum growth.
- It is thus suitable for all environments and helps in maintaining good litter and reducing feed wastage.
- The estimated feed intake per bird is 1.5kg from the 3rd week to the 4th week.
Features of New Hope Starter Feed
- Produced as pellets, thus feed wastage is minimized, digestibility is improved and separation of the feed is eliminated, ensuring a consistent intake of nutrients.
- Supplies essential nutrients for growth.
- Provides sustainable sources of essential amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals.
- This product comes in professional and commercial rations. Professional ration typically has higher nutritional content than commercial ration, although the commercial ration works very finely too.
- The feed conversion rate is high.
- The birds will have a well-developed skeleton after consuming these feeds.
- It maintains the intestinal health of the birds. They release lesser faeces.
- Broilers suffer from heart attacks and a condition called ascites, and these conditions may be related to feeding. Broiler birds convert two pounds of feed into one pound of weight and they grow so quickly that it can be stressful on the birds’ systems.
- Veterinarians recommend that to prevent ascites, you should remove the food at night to slow down the growth rate of the birds. Another way is to feed only 90% of the total food the birds are capable of eating every day. Furthermore, eliminating supplementary feedings may also help.