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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia - Poultry (IIRR, 1994, 40 p.)
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Feeding

Small-scale poultry raisers in Asia generally use two types of feeding: free-range and using feeders.

Free-range feeding

Free-range poultry eat household wastes, worms, grain seeds, leaves, grasses and insects. Their owners supplement this diet with a small amount of grain each day. The amount varies from household to household and with the household's economic situation. The mother hen forages and feeds her chicks. In doing so, she teaches the chicks to forage for themselves.

Feeders

Farmers put the grain in a feeder in the poultry house or pen. They also provide water to the birds.


Containers for feed and water

Good nutrition

To give a balanced diet, make sure the birds eat ingredients from each of the four columns in the table below.

Cereals

Meat and beans

Oilseeds

Vitamins and minerals

Barley

Crab meat

Lentils

Coconut cake

Green

Corn

Fish

Mungbeans

Copra

grasses

MiIIets

Insects

Soybeans

Cotton seed

Leucaena leaves

Rice

Meat scraps

Brewer's

Groundnut


Wheat

Snails yeast

Linseed (distiller's corn)




Worms

Buttermilk

Mustard seed



Cowpea Gram (black, green, horse, red)

Rice polish

Sesame




Skim milk

Sunflower seeds


Medicinal additives

Farmers in India regularly provide these additives to prevent intestinal worms and other problems in their chickens.

· Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in every 2 liters of the drinking water (or a pinch for every glass of water). (India. 1, 2, 3, 4)

·· Grind 6-7 cloves of garlic for every 10 chickens. Mix with the feed. (India. 1, 2, 3, 4)