6 alternative energy ingredients to feed broilers

6 alternative energy ingredients to feed broilers

Corn and wheat are staple energy sources worldwide, but not necessarily always the most profitable ones as local and opportunity ingredients can be used at advantage.

It is widely known that chickens will eat everything, and this was one of the major reasons why every farm house had its own chickens to feed kitchen scraps in exchange for eggs and meat. Modern broilers, however, cannot grow to their maximal genetic potential, or be as efficient, with mere kitchen scraps. But alternative feed ingredients abound, and although they take some knowledge to be used properly, they can lower feed costs for an industry that measures profitability in cents instead of dollars per head.