It is advisable to screen birds by size at the time of shifting birds from the brooder to the rearing pens. Keeping the birds of the same size in the same compartment tends to increase growth rates and bird uniformity due to reduced bullying and competion
CHICK MASH (22% CRUDE PROTEIN)
Feed to layer chicks from day of placement up to about 6 – 8 weeks. Make an allowance of about 2kgs of feed per bird during the chick starter phase.
CHICK CONCENTRATE (41% CRUDE PROTEIN)
This concentrate can give you chick mash and the mixing ratio is 2 parts of concentrate to 3 parts maize meal by weight.
GROWERS MASH (15.5% CRUDE PROTEIN)
Feed to layer type of birds from about 6 – 8 weeks up to 16 weeks of age (approximately 4.5kgs of feed is consumed by each bird during this period).
CONCENTRATE (30% CRUDE PROTEIN)
To make growers mash, mix this concentrate with maize in the ratio 1 part of concentrate to 2 parts of maize by weigth.
HIGH PRODUCTION LAYERS MASH (17% CRUDE PROTEIN)
This feed is a highly energy production feed which is fed to layers from the beginning of laying. This feed is designed to meet the greatest energy demand during the peak egg production period(initial burst). It is also very good during times of stress when you need to boost the birds The feed is also beneficial during periods of lower temperature. This diet is also good to maintain a sustainable production curve during the production period. Each bird consumes between 115-125g of layers mash on average depending on breed, tyoe and environmental conditions.
Windmill layers which were tested and proven at Henderson Research Institute are good for larger eggs, high growth rates, high live ability, high laying persistance, high hen day egg production, good shell strength, extra yellow yolk thus maximising profitability.
LAYERS CONCENTRATE (28% CRUDE PROTEIN)
To produce layers mash mix 2 parts of concentrate to 3 parts maize by weight.
Windmill also produces specialised poultry feeds to suit the farmers’ environment and management regime. These include Broiler Pre-starter Mash (22% CP), Broiler Grower Mash (20%) and Broiler and Layer Premixes if the farmer has his or her own maize and soya meal. These feeds can be made on request as well as broiler and layer breeder formulations