Protyn's Chicken Feed

BASIC POULTRY NUTRITION

Animals eat to acquire the energy and building materials that they need to live and grow.  Animals use energy to perform normal body functions such as breathing, walking, eating, digesting, and maintaining body temperature. Nutrients provide poultry the energy and material needed for the development of bone, flesh, feathers, and eggs. Each of these compounds is important in providing poultry the nutrients they need, and a deficit of even one can have serious health consequences for poultry.

Feed has six major components:

  • Water
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins