Raising laying hens has a long history and long-standing traditions. Almost every Ukrainian family living in the countryside contains laying hens.
The raising of laying hens has a long history and long-standing traditions. Almost every Ukrainian family living in the countryside contains laying hens. They are a source of meat, but the main product for which people grow them is a commercial egg. Many of the owners are of the opinion that laying hens raised in conditions as close to natural as possible, namely being in the fresh air all the time, being under direct exposure to the sun and access to plant food, allows them to grow healthy birds, whose meat and eggs are the best source of nutrients for person.
But, unfortunately, this is far from the case. Any bird during its development requires vitamins, minerals, amino acids, macro- and microelements. This makes it possible to ensure the correct growth of young laying hens, their good health> i and maximum production during egg production.
It is also worth noting that the feeding period of the laying hen is divided into two stages: rearing and egg production. From the 1st to the 8th week, the skeleton and muscle tissue of the bird grows intensively. During this period, it is important to combat such a disease as coccidiosis, which is the most common disease in birds. The influence of coccidia affects the organs of the digestive system and often leads to the death of the bird.
Starter feeds of TM “Agrokorm” contain coccidiostatics in their composition, which allows the owner to be confident in maintaining his livestock. From the 9th to the 18th week, the internal organs develop, in the future it will affect egg-laying. The feed is balanced so that the bird gets the maximum amount of nutrients, micro and macro elements and amino acids. In order for it to have high performance in the future.
From the 21st week, the laying hen begins to lay intensively. During this period, it is important to provide the body of the bird with calcium for the formation of shells and vitamins to maintain the health of the bird. The specialists of Agrotekhnika LLC took into account all the peculiarities of the life and development of laying hens, their genetic potential and also developed a line of feed that will allow the owner to get the maximum economic effect from keeping the livestock.
The «Optimum» line products are intended for use in small farms and the private sector.
— is used for feeding young laying hens at the age from 1 to 8 weeks of age. It is produced in the form of fine grains. For this stage of feeding, it is very important to provide the body of the bird with vitamins, minerals, macro- and microelements. This ensures the safety of the livestock, me, good growth and excellent health.
— is used for feeding pullets of laying hens at the age from 9 to 20 weeks of life. Produced in the form of crumbs. The main purpose of this food is to ensure the maximum growth of the skeleton, the formation of muscle tissue and the development of the reproductive system. Grower’s food promotes the formation of adipose tissue. During this period of feeding, it is very important to monitor the weight of the bird, it should not exceed the norm, as this will affect the egg laying in the future.
— used for fattening laying hens from the age of 21 weeks of life until the end of egg production. Produced in the form of crumbs. It is characterized by a high calcium content, since during this period the body uses a lot of calcium to form eggshell. Layer feed provides intensive egg-laying and prolongs egg production.