Seaweed for chickens
Betterplants Seaweed for Chickens supplement is a powerful product for your chickens.
Seaweed have been studied over the past 30 years for its successful use in poultry diets.
The Truth is Chickens thrive on Seaweed.
Animal trials demonstrate that the nutrients present in Seaweed contribute to improvement in micobiome health and produces more meat or more eggs in broilers or layers.
What is does for your Chickens:
• Improves amino acids biological activity in diet, contains 60 minerals including iodine and 12 vitamins.
• Increases egg production.
• Increases feed intake, increases weight.
• Improves the balance of feed nutrition, absorption of nutrition, promote metabolic activity, and improves digestion.
• Reduced thin egg-shelled from 3% – 1.25%
• Improves yolk colour.
In the USA 6,000 hens were fed 1.25% seaweed meal in their normal food ration and this reduced the proportion of thin-shelled eggs from 3% to 1.9%.
When, after three months, the seaweed addition was stopped, the proportion of thin-shelled eggs increased again to 3% (SSRA Report).
In trials involving 544 White Leghorn pullets, put on a somewhat
deficient diet, egg-laying dropped to between 20% and 30%. Egg
production improved when 8% of Ascophyllum meal was added to
their diet. Results were significantly affected by the timing and quality
of seaweed harvested. (Høie and Sandvik).
In chick trials involving a total of 2,356 chicks, when Ascophyllum
meal was added to chick feed without yeast, grass meal or cod liver
oil but otherwise well-balanced, the seaweed meal produced
additional gain in weight and an improvement in health (Høie and
In trials involving 3,052 chicks, supplementation with Seaweed meal
of chick rations deficient in certain vitamins, particularly A and B,
resulted in a marked improvement in growth, feed efficiency and
research by (Høie and Sandvik)