Have you ever wondered how chicken feed is made, or what the nutritional requirements of a chicken are? A chicken's diet is formulated from a range of potential ingredients, that are then mixed together to provide all of the chicken's nutritional requirements. Most of these ingredients are grains, oil seed meals, and animal byproduct meals. The followings are our hot sale equipment unit for small scale poultry feed mill. It is designed for 1~2 ton per hour poultry feed production line.
Small Feed Milling Plant Layout (2 ton/h)
Feed Pelletizing Section
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Small Scale Poultry Feed Mill Layout Design
1. Crusher 2. Air Lock 3. Self-suction Crusher 4. Silo with arch breaking structure 5. Screw Conveyor
6. Mixing Machine 7. Screw Conveyor 8. Storage Silo 9. Feed Pellet Mill 10. Belt Conveyor
11. Cache Bin 12. Feed Cooling Machine 13. Belt Conveyor 14. Feed Packaging Machine
15. Electrical Controlling System 16. Steam System
Here are some tips for poultry farm and chicken feed factory about chicken feed formula. Most poutlry animals are omnivores, which means they naturally eat both plants and meat. So what ingredients go into making poultry feed? Click here to have a look at the Poultry Feed Mill Machinery for 5 ton/h Production.
Poultry Feedstuff Processing
For starters, about 60-70% of a chicken's diet consists of cereal grains like wheat, barley, or sorghum. Another thing that often goes into chicken feed is oil seed meals, such as soybean or canola meal. These ingredients make up the bulk of the energy content of the chickens' diet. Sometimes vegetable oils or animal fat will be added as an additional source of energy. Since poultry need lots of protein and the cereal grains do not generally contain enough protein for them, many poultry feeds will also contain up to 20% animal byproduct meal. All the ingredients for making poultry feed products are carefully mixed together, and the nutritional composition is precisely calculated in order to give the poultry animals all the nutrition it needs, no matter what stage of development it is at. The grains, oil seed meal, and animal byproducts are referred to as macro-ingredients, because they make up the main part of the chicken diet.
Often, special micro-ingredients are added to poultry fattener as needed, because poultry is very sensitive to the balance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in their diet. The purpose of the micro-ingredients is to correct any imbalances or deficiencies in the macro-ingredients. They are called micro-ingredients because only tiny amounts of them are added to the poultry feedstuffs.
In Australia, nearly all of the food given to chickens raised for their meat is in the form of compressed pellets. The pelleted feed is made by first mixing the ingredients according to nutritional balance, and then using steam and pressure to heat said ingredients to 85 degrees Celsius. This causes the pellets to gelatinize and stick together firmly in a cohesive form. (Feed Pellet Mill Project: 10 ton/h Poultry Feed Pellet Machine )
Chicken Feed Pellets
Interestingly enough, most chicken diets in Australia have some grain added back into the pellets after they are made. This means the finished feed is a mixture of pellets and 10-30% whole grain. The reason this is done is that, according to research, eating grains stimulates the chicken's gizzard. Since chickens don't chew their food, they rely on swallowed stones in the gizzard (a muscular part of the stomach) to grind their food into smaller particles. This gizzard stimulation has been found to have long-term health benefits for the chickens, so adding whole grains into the chickens' diet makes for healthier birds.
In America, France, Australia, and the UK, most meat chickens are "grain fed", because the primary ingredient in the feed given to meat chickens consists of grains such as wheat, sorghum and barley. In Australia, for example, about 60-70% of the chickens' diet will consist of grains such as these.