Fiber as an essential poultry nutrient – turning a problem into a solution

Fiber as an essential poultry nutrient – turning a problem into a solution

High-fiber poultry diets improve the bird’s health and welfare

The difficulty of using high fiber raw materials — and ways to improve their nutrient availability – is always a hot topic. However, fiber is functionally important for poultry performance, health and welfare. While some fiber is indigestible, it performs vital actions within the gastrointestinal tract. For example, it modulates both gizzard function and digesta passage rate. In the case of laying hens, providing enough fiber has been shown to reduce feather pecking and other vices.