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NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Green feeds can be a rich source of pig­ments, which give egg yolks a rich, gold­enyel­low colour. Un­for­tu­nately, most green feeds are high in fi­bre and low in cal­cium and other min­er­als. If fed in large amounts, th­ese feeds can re­duce to­tal nu­tri­ent in­take and cause a re­duc­tion in egg pro­duc­tion, egg qual­ity and body weight. Like sweets for chil­dren, green feeds should only be of­fered to hens as a treat and should not make up more than 10% of their to­tal feed. Most of their diet should be a good qual­ity layer feed.

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