1. Animal Husbandry

How to Increase Egg Production in Chickens

Priyanka Menon
Priyanka Menon

Nowadays people living in both rural and urban areas opt for poultry farming as their livelihood. However, to make poultry farming profitable, good egg production is important. The I.C.M.R recommends that a person should eat 180 eggs per year in his or her healthy life.

For proper egg production, chickens should be given nutritious food and proper vaccination. We have such nutritious foods in our backyard. One such is the foliage. Let us see what are the types of leaves that should be strictly included in the diet of chickens.

Leaves that Increase Egg Production in Chickens

Feeding certain types of leaves to chickens in your backyard will increase egg production in a positive way.

  • The papaya leaf is the most important. Papaya leaves are rich in many minerals. Feeding papaya leaves, which are rich in actinogen, not only helps the egg production, but can also cure many of these problems, such as fatigue, swelling and weakness in the legs.

  • Coriander leaves are also good for increasing egg production.

  • Moringa leaves are rich in protein, iron, potassium, antioxidants, flavonoids and vitamins A and C. Feeding the chickens leaves rich in vitamins is good for the color and growth of the feathers.

  • Another such leaf is the garden pea leaf or pea leaf. Incorporating these into the diet of chickens will significantly increase egg production. Feeding the chickens at least four days a week is very beneficial. The best method is to cut the leaves and feed them.

  • The leaves of Chayamansa are better than these three leaf species. The leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Feeding the chickens with Chayamansa improves the health of the chickens and promotes good egg production. Including Chaymansa, a storehouse of minerals, is included in the diet of chickens, all the eggs hatch and healthy chicks are born. Chayamansa will helps to improve the immunity of the chickens.

Chickens should be given nutritious food rich in copper, iodine, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Feeding chickens with nutritious feeds like leafy vegetables will increase egg production in a positive way. Even if five chickens are reared in a house, this will enable the local marketing of eggs beyond the daily requirement. In addition to nutritious food, the chickens should be well watered. Water is as essential as food.

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