Lentils as a protein resourse for egg layers

Asked July 3, 2019, 12:04 AM EDT

Any information of nutrional facts to include raw lentils in poultry (layer)feed . Do we have to put them thrue the extruder .

Outside United States

1 Response

Lentil seeds (from 1998 Swine NRC) very little information from poultry, but does not appear to be a lot of anti-nutrients so not sure if extrusion is needed.

DM 89%
Swine ME 3450 kcal
CP 24.4%
CF 1.3%
Ca 0.10%
P 0.38% Na 0.02% Cl 0.03% K 0.89% Mg 0.12% S 0.20% Cu 10 mg/kg
Fe 85 mg/kg Mn 13 mg/kg Se 0.10 mg/kg Zn 25 mg/kg
Arg 2.05% His 0.78% Iso 1.00% Leu 1.84% Lys 1.71% Met 0.18%
Cys 0.27% Phe 1.29% Thr 0.84% Trp 0.21% Val 1.27%