The Nutritional Requirements of Guinea Fowls

You will need accurate information on the nutritional requirements of guinea fowls if you are interested in formulating feed for your birds. As different poultry species have different needs for vital nutrients at different stages of production, knowing their nutrient requirements is very vital.

Find below the nutritional requirements for guinea fowls at different ages.

Guinea Fowl Starter (0-4 Weeks)

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)3200 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)26% (min)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium1% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.39% (min)
Lysine1.38% (min)
Methionine0.55% (min)
Methionine + Cystine1% (min)

Guinea Fowl Grower (5-8 Weeks)

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)3100 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)20% (min)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium0.90% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.35% (min)
Lysine0.9% (min)
Methionine0.42% (min)
Methionine + Cystine0.88% (min)

Guinea Fowl Finisher (9-12 Weeks)

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)3100 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)16% (min)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium0.80% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.33% (min)
Lysine0.79% (min)
Methionine0.33% (min)
Methionine + Cystine0.66% (min)

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