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How To Make Poultry Feed In Nigeria?


There are many small poultry farms in Nigeria. They make their own Poultry Pellet Feed to feed their chickens, which not only saves costs, but also clearly knows what their chickens eat, and ensures the quality of their chickens.

Do you want to produce poultry feed for your farm in Nigeria?

Moreover, the excess poultry pellet feed can also be sold to surrounding farmers, which is also a good way to make money.

Making your own chicken feed   is a great way to save money and allows you to know exactly what you’re feeding your chickens. If you want to feed your chickens organically, firstly, you need to know the raw materials for chicken feed.

Four types of raw materials for chicken feed

1.Carbohydrate feed

It mainly contains starch and sugars, which can account for less than 70% of the ration mix.
It is one of the highest energy feeds in cereal feeds, which can account for 45% to 70% of the mix.Most of the feed is corn. Corn is rich in heat energy and can provide chicken pigment, which is what we generally call corn chicken. Because it has natural carotene, it can make chicken look yellow. Of course, you have to eat enough. It takes a certain amount and time to appear. But pure corn can’t make chickens get enough nutrition, so it must be combined with other nutrients.
The palatability is good, and the content of protein and carbon is more, which can account for 5% to 30% of the mixture.
Due to the high content of crude fiber, the amount should not be too much, which can account for 15% to 20% of the mixture.
The taste is astringent, too much will make the chicken constipation, which can account for about 10% of the mixture.
Rice bran
It is often used as an auxiliary material and should not exceed 8% of the mixture.

2. Protein feed

Contains 30% to 65% of protein, which can account for 5% to 30% of the mixture.
Bean cake, peanut cake
It is a good plant protein feed with good palatability and comprehensive nutrition, which can account for 10% to 20% of the mixed feed
Cotton kernel cake
Due to toxins, the dosage should not be too much, generally not more than 7% of the mixed feed.
Fish meal
It is the highest quality animal protein, which can account for 5% to 15% of the mix. The salt content of fish meal should be calculated, and the content of fish meal used should not exceed 0.4% of the mixture.

3.Green feed

Insufficiency of main vitamin supplements, which can account for less than 30% of the mixture.
Various fresh green and green vegetables
The consumption accounts for 20%-30% of the mixture.
Green leaves such as acacia and amorpha can account for 5% to 10% of the mixture.

4.Mineral feed

It mainly supplements the lack of minerals in the mixture, which can account for 0.3%-9% of the mixture.

Bone meal

Mainly supplement calcium and phosphorus, which can account for 1% to 2.5% of the mixture.

Shell powder

Mainly supplement the lack of calcium, which can account for 1% to 7% of the mix. Laying hens should use more, and other chickens should use less.


It mainly supplements the lack of sodium in the mixture, which often accounts for 0.3% to 0.4% of the mixture. The salt content of fish meal is also included.


It is often added after chickens are 1 month old, which can increase the utilization rate of feed, which can account for 0.5% to 1% of the mix.

Poultry Feed Processing Machine

Henan Lima Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. have focus on poultry feed pellet making machine since 2006, is a professional feed machinery manufacturer and exporter of poultry feed machinery and floating fish feed production lines.
If you want to making your own chicken feed for your farm. Please contact us, each of our machines comes with more than ten latest feed formulas, and we also have a professional team to provide you with installation, commissioning and maintenance services

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