What ingredients should I look for in chicken feed for layers?

Asked September 27, 2018, 12:24 PM EDT

What ingredients should I look for in chicken feed for layers, and what ingredients should I avoid?

Shasta County California poultry

1 Response

Chicken layer feed main ingredients are corn and soybean oil meal along with vitamins and minerals (mostly calcium and phosphorous). Minor ingredients are also used like barley, salt, alfalfa, fish meal. The important thing is to be sure that the correct Amino acid balance, energy, and calcium/phosphorous balance is achieved. Chickens eat to meet their energy requirement; if the energy level is to high she will not meet her other requirements.