Poultry Nutrition, What are the Needs of the Bird ?

Poultry Nutrition, What are the Needs of the Bird ? . Rosambro Broilers (medium- growth). The Rosambro is a new breed also offered by MT -DI Hatchery. Rosambro broilers are grown to an age between eight and ten weeks old.This bird has many of the  same benefits as the Red Broiler with somewhat faster growth than the Red Broiler (but slower that the Cornishb Cross).
The Red Ranger Broiler is a very profitable broiler to raise because of its strong disease resistance. The
Red Ranger broiler chickens have an excellent conformation of white and dark meat yields, a tender texture with the flavor of a slow growing bird. The Red Ranger has a dark red feathering with a few of the tail feathers being either white or black, yellow shanks, beak, and skin.

Cornish Cross

Broilers (fast growth). Cornish Cross (also called Cornish Rock) is an extremely fast growing chicken that is processed between six and eight weeks.
Moyer’s Broiler/Roaster chicks (sometimes nicknamed Cornish Giants) can be grown to a live weight of over 4 lbs. by 6 weeks of age Or, to a roaster weight of 8 -10 lbs. Live weights of 4- 5 lbs. can be achieved on close to 2 lbs. of feed per  ound of meat. They have excellent conformation, plump, tender breast meat and good skin texture.
Moyer ’s K -22 Red Broilers (Cockerels Only) is a hearty meat bird that has resistant genetics providing good textured, flavorful meat for the discriminating consumer. They are perfect for the pastured poultry producer. The K -22 is a slower growing bird than the cornish giant with the males growing to a live weight of 5 pounds at around 8 weeks.

Chicks Basic Needs:

1. Fresh Feed
2. Fresh Water
3. Fresh Air
3. Light
4. Darkness
5. Thermal Environment
6. Protection
7. Space

Feeding your birds

What are the needs of the bird?

Poultry Nutrition, What are the Needs of the Bird ?

7 major nutrient classes

• Carbohydrates
• Protein
• Fat
• Vitamins
• Minerals
• Water
• Oxygen

The chick requires:

– 13 vitamins
– 13-16 inorganic elements (minerals)
– 13 Amino Acids
– 1 Essential Fatty Acid
– Source of Energy

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