8 Natural Growth Promoters For Broilers: Organic Growth Promoters Are Safer And Far Less Expensive

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This period in the history of Nigeria requires individuals and families to start doing things that will bring legitimate money into their families as things are getting out of hand gradually.

One of the ways to make money in Nigeria now is to rear chicken, and one of the best species that grows fast and fat is the Broilers. I am assuming that you are already familiar with broilers; that is the reason why I am giving you growth promoters for them.

When broiler farmers raise broiler chicken, one of the most important things on their mind is how to make the chicken grow fast and heavy so that they are sure that they reach the highest possible weight in a very short time. While there are options when it comes to the use of growth promoters for broilers, organic growth promoters are safer and far less expensive. Usually, farmers adopt the use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters in broiler diet to help promote growth. Please know that growth promoters made of antibiotics have been declared unsafe for use in producing broiler growth promoters the relevant authorities.

However, so that we don’t shift the focus of this article, let me tell you why these dietary antibiotics may not be the best. It’s simply because dietary antibiotics result in antibiotic resistance. This explains why NAFDAC has banned the inclusion of antibiotics in animal feed. In this article, I will unveil some natural/organic growth promoters that farmers are using to promote broiler growth.

These are safer, cheaper, and do more than promote growth but also keep your chickens healthy. Alright, let me introduce to you some growth recipe:

1. Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) Cloves are an ancient spice. They are one of the amazing natural supplements that you can use to achieve rapid growth in broiler farming. Cloves are effective as a growth promoter when you add to broiler feed at inclusions of 100-200 mg/kg of feed. Cloves can be used independently as a growth promoter or combined with other growth promoters. Apart from working as a growth promoter for broilers, cloves also have health benefits for broilers.

2. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) Black pepper: Iyere in Yoruba, uziza in Igbo, uda in Hausa, and urire in urhobo. This is another growth promoter that is worthy of mention. It is rich in minerals like zinc, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, lycopene, carotene, magnesium, and zeazanthin. They are excellent sources of vitamin B complex groups such as pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin, which explains why it increases feed consumption in broiler chickens.

3. Cayenne Pepper/Hot Pepper (Capsicum annum) Amazingly, Cayenne pepper finds itself on the list of non-antibiotic growth promoters too. And just so you know, there are a lot of benefits that your broiler’s gut will get from this hot spice. Cayenne or hot pepper will increase broiler feed intake so you might want to make it a part of your broiler diet. At an inclusion rate of 1.5g/kg of feed, Cayenne does the job of a growth promoter so well, and you really should try it. What’s more is that, at that inclusion rate, Cayenne pepper has no negative effect on the birds or their organs.

4. Bitter Kola (Garcinia kola) No, we are not done yet! Who says broilers don’t get something good out of bitters too? In addition to the antimicrobial effects of bitter kola, it has also been found to be a fantastic natural growth promoter that farmers can use to make their broilers attain impressive weights in the shortest time possible. So, if you are adding bitter kola to your broiler feed, you are at least sure that you have a good growth promoter and an antimicrobial agent in their feed.

5. Probiotics: These are live bacteria that benefit the chicken’s gut health. A healthy gut allows for better nutrient absorption, leading to improved growth and feed conversion. Probiotics can be found in yogurt or commercially available supplements for poultry.

6. Prebiotics: These are non-digestible fibers that serve as food for the beneficial bacteria in the chicken’s gut. Prebiotics promote the growth of probiotics, ultimately aiding in digestion and nutrient absorption. Prebiotics are naturally found in ingredients like chicory root, garlic, and onions.

7. Enzymes: Enzymes help break down complex nutrients in the chicken’s feed, making them more readily available for absorption. This improves feed conversion and promotes growth. There are different types of enzymes available, such as phytase, which helps break down phytate in plant-based feed, allowing chickens to access the phosphorus it contains.

8. Yeast Cultures: Yeast cultures are a source of beneficial yeasts, probiotics, and B vitamins. They can improve gut health, digestion, and nutrient absorption, ultimately promoting broiler chicken growth. There is a lot to benefit the use of organic growth promoters. Not only do they conveniently replace synthetic options, they have remarkable health benefits too.

These eight growth promoters are remarkable, and if we can discover them, I’m sure there has to be more out there, look for more and you will find them.Inclusion levels:

Lastly, don’t forget their inclusion levels. Like they used to say, too much of everything is not good. We have included in the body of the article how you should use them, be reasonable so that you will be on the safe side for your chicken to be safe.

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