Nutritional Requirements of Broilers


Nutrition is an important part of poultry farming because the performances of chickens and other poultry birds depend majorly on their nutrition. One mistake some broilers farmers make is giving less focus on what their broilers consume. Each class of birds has its own specific nutritional requirements, and these requirements are always considered when formulating feed for chickens. Anything lower or higher would affect the performance of the chickens. That is why it is important to know the nutritional requirements of broilers. When you have an idea of what your chickens need, feed analysis and formulation would be carried out efficiently.

Nutritional requirements for Broiler Starter
Metabolizable Energy (ME)—2900-3100 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)—21-24%
Crude Fiber (CF)—5%
Calcium—0.85-1.05%
Methionine—0.37% min.
Lysine—1.10% min.
Sodium—0.01-0.3%

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Nutritional requirements for Broiler Grower
Metabolizable Energy (ME)—3000-3300 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)—18-23%
Crude Fiber (CF)—8%
Calcium—0.80-1.00%
Methionine—0.33% min.
Lysine—0.85% min.
Sodium—0.01-0.3%


Nutritional requirements for Broiler Finisher
Metabolizable Energy (ME)—3100-3300 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)—17-22%
Crude Fiber (CF)—8%
Calcium—0.3-0.5%
Methionine—0.3% min.
Lysine—0.9% min.
Sodium—0.01-0.3%

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