Here’s a resource you can use to review your chicken knowledge. It also can be used to help educate new chicken owners, 4-H or FFA groups or staff members. Patrick Biggs, PhD, a flock nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition explains the journey from feed to egg.
Source: Countryside Daily, November 6, 2017.
Chickens are excellent converters of chicken feed, channeling those nutrients directly into their eggs,” says Biggs. “Hens laying eggs need 38 different nutrients to stay healthy and produce eggs. Think of a complete chicken feed as a casserole — it’s a mixture of ingredients where each part adds up to a perfectly balanced whole. Each ingredient is then digested by the hen, with many of them working together for bird health and egg production.”
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