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How to Make Homemade Poultry Feeds

Robert is Agribusiness Consultant who studied Agribusiness Management

Homemade Poultry Feed

Homemade Poultry Feed

Homemade Poultry Feeds

A lot of people are increasingly joining poultry farming businesses and most of them are looking for efficient ways of performing poultry farming businesses which could lead them into most successful persons in the poultry industry against other poultry farming players. One of the ways is by producing poultry feeds at home at a lower cost. It is not new these days to purchase poultry feeds at a higher cost and much as this is the case it does not necessarily mean that these poultry feeds could not be made at home at a lower cost. In factories feed making is done by special machines and are usually made on a large scale, but homemade feed is mixed by shoves or hands, however it should be made in consideration for best results. A key point which farmers should take into greater consideration is that freshly homemade poultry feeds expires after six months. This agribusiness article will guide you with formulas on how you could easily make poultry feeds, which could maximize your farming profits in poultry.

Making Feed for Broilers

Broiler feeds is made by combination of Maize which used to provide Carbohydrates, Sunflower which acts as Plant Protein, Fish Meal which is used to provide Animal Protein, Methionine which acts as Growth Promoter, Lysine which is used to provide Fattener, DCP (DI-calciim phosphate) which is used for for bone development, Broiler which is used as Premix vitamins, Stock Feed lime which acts as Blood Promoter and Iodised Salt which is used to provide Iodine

Poultry Feeding Schedule

Broiler starter

This is given from day 1 to 21st day to broiler chickens

Broiler grower

This is given to broiler chickens from 22 days to week 5

Broiler finisher

This is given from week 5 to point of sale

The Broiler Feed Formulas

Broiler Starter (50 kg)

To make the 50 Kilograms of Broiler starter mash make sure you mix the following ingredients; 34 Kilograms of Maize, 10.5 Kilograms of Soya cake, 4 Kilograms of Fish Meal, 0.2 Kilograms of Methionine, 0.2 Kilograms of Lysine, 0.3 Kilogram of DCP, 0.2 Kilogram of Broiler premix, 0.2 Kilogram of Stock feed lime and 0.4 Kilogram of Iodised Salt. When you add up all the ingredients listed here will equal to the required 50 Kilograms of broiler starter mash.

Broiler growers (50 Kg)

In order to make a 50 Kilograms of broiler growers make sure you mix the following ingredients which add up to 50 Kilograms; mix 31 Kilograms of Maize, 10 Kilograms of Full Fat Soya, 5 Kilograms of Sunflower, 2 Kilograms of Fish Meal, 0.25 Kilogram of Methionine, 0.25 Kilogram of Lysine, 0.5 Kilogram of DCP, 0.5 Kilogram of Broiler premix, 0.25 Kilogram of Stock feed lime and 0.25 Kilogram of Iodised Salt. A combination of these ingredients should be equal to a 50 kg broiler growers mash.

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Broiler finisher ( 50 kg)

In order to make broiler finisher combine and mix the following ingredients 35 Kilograms of Maize, 6 Kilograms of Soya, 0.5 Kilogram of DCP, 8 Kilograms of Sunflower and 0.5 Kilogram of Salt.

Much as we have given in detail as how you can produce 50 kilograms of broiler chicken feeds, it must be taken into consideration that this is not the only formula for producing these homemade chicken feeds. Now let's have a look on second formulas for achieving the same results of 5 kilograms of broiler chicken feeds

Second Formula to Use

Broiler starter (50 kg)

For broiler starter make using the second formula as an alternative option make sure you combine and mix the following feeds ingredients; 30 Kilograms of Maize, 17.5 Kilograms of Soya cake, 0.12 Kilograms of Bone or Fish meal, 0.7 Kilogram of Stock feed lime, 0.2 Kilogram of Lysine, 0.335 Kilogram of Methionine, 0.175 Kilogram of Iodised Salt, 0.2 Kilogram of MCP, 0.5 Kilogram of Toxifin( Toxin Binder), 0.170 Kilogram of Broiler Premix and 0.1 Kilogram of Zinc Bacitracin.

Broiler grower (50 kg)

The following feed ingredients will give 50 Kilograms of broiler growers mash using the second formula; 32 Kilograms of Maize, 17 Kilograms of Soya cake, 0.06 Kilogram of Bone or Fish, 0.06 Kilogram of Stock feed lime, 0.1 Kilogram of Lysine, 0.15 Kilogram of Methionine, 0.160 Kilogram of Iodised Salt, 0.2 Kilogram of MCP, 0.05 Kilogram of Toxifin( Toxin Binder), 0.170 Kilogram of Broiler Premix and 0.05 Kilogram of Zinc Bacitracin. Make sure the combination of these result into a 50 kg bag.

Broiler finisher ( 50 kg)

To make Broiler finisher using the second formula mix the following feed ingredients; 34.5 Kilograms of Maize, 13.88 Kilograms of Soya cake, 0.7 Kilogram of Stock feed lime, 0.130 Kilogram of Lysine, 0.145 Kilogram of Methionine, 0.175 Kilogram of Iodised Salt, 0.2 Kilogram of MCP, 0.05 Kilogram of Toxifin( Toxin Binder), 0.170 Kilogram of Broiler Premix and Zinc Bacitracin.

For Other Poultry birds for example Ducks, Local Chickens and Guinea Fowl

Non laying ( 50Kilograms of feed)

The following ingredients should be mixed; 30 Kilogram of Maize, 4 Kilogram of Soya full fat, 9.55 Kilograms of Sunflower, 1 Kilogram of Stock feed lime, 5 Kilogram of wheat bran, 0.1 Kilogram of Standard layer Premix, 0.1 Kilogram of Iodised Salt, and Toxfin

For laying birds ( 50 kg)

For laying poultry birds make sure you mix the combination of the following ingredients; 30 Kilograms of Maize, 5 Kilograms of Sunflower, 9.9 kg of Soya cake, 3.35 kg of Stock feed lime, 1.425 kg of Limestone Grit, 0.1 kg of Standard layer Premix, 0.15 kg of Iodised Salt, 0.05 kg of Toxfin and 0.025kg of Carophyll

Using the Second Formula to Achieve Same 50 Kg

For non laying

Mix the following ingredients to achieve a 50 kilograms of homemade feeds; 24.1 Kilogramz of Maize, 5 Kilograms of Maize bran or wheat bran, 4 Kilograms of Sunflower cake, 15 Kilograms of Soya cake, 1 kg of Stock feed lime, 0.1kg of Chick starter/Grower Premix, 0.1 kg of Toxfin, 0.2 kg of Iodised Salt and 0.5 kg of DCP

From three months onwards

Mix the following ingredients to achieve a 50 kg; 30 Kilograms of Maize, 7.5 Kilograms of Maize bran or wheat bran, 7.5 kg of Sunflower cake, 2.5 kg of Soya cake, 1 Kilogram of Stock feed lime, 0.1 Kilogram of Toxfin, 0.3 Kilogram of Iodised Salt, 0.5 kg of DCP and 0.6 Kilogram of Carophyll

In conclusion, this agribusiness article has uncovered chicken formulas which could be used at home for producing a 50 kilograms of homemade made chicken feed which could decrease the cost of production in poultry and maximum the profits to the farmers.

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