Nutritional Deficiencies in Chickens

Recognize Nutritional Deficiency and Provide the Right Foods

Nutritional Deficiencies in Chickens
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes Nutritional deficiencies in poultry used to be more common, enough that we have a fairly good knowledge of the common deficiencies. These nutritional deficiencies are not seen as much anymore because commercial chicken feed is very carefully balanced to supply everything that a chicken needs even through different stages of growth. However, when you start feeding treats or scraps to your chickens or allowing them to free-range, this carefully balanced diet can be thrown off. Here are some of the more common nutritional deficiencies that you may encounter in your flock. Vitamin A — A deficiency in vitamin A can have signs such as cheesy, watery discharge from the eyes, the birds growing extremely thin and weak, ruffled feathers, discharge from the throat, decrease in egg production, and the possibility of eyelids becoming stuck together. Deficiency can be from lack of adequate intake or

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