Broilers, unlike other kinds of poultry, have high intensity of growth. Therefore, from the first days of life they need complete feed, balanced for all nutrients according to the recommendations considering the particular cross.
Modern egg crosses allow to receive up to 330 eggs from a laying hen annually. Implementation of genetic potential of productivity is possible subject to the hygiene standards of detention, the veterinary and epizootic well-being of the farm/enterprise and the use of a balanced high-quality feed.
For the breeding of high-quality rearing flocks in the first four days of life the chicken should be fed to the zero diet, consisting of feed with the most readily soluble and easily digestible nutrients (corn, wheat, soybean meal, fish meal, milk powder, etc.). The components of the diet should be a kind of grit with a particle size of 0.5-1.0 mm.