Spirulina’s rich nutrient composition supplies chickens with the majority of their dietary needs, including important amino acids, vitamins and trace elements. In addition to improving the animal’s digestion capability, Spirulina chicken feed also assists in strengthening their immune system, which reduces the need for antibiotics, medications and multivitamin formulas. Altogether, the nutrients found naturally in Spirulina help chicken to fight against the stresses generally linked with standard farming practices.
It balances the feed nutrition, promotes metabolizing and absorption of nutrition, and reduces the risk of mortality due to presence of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals. Seaweed feed contain active substances of antibacterial and antivirus. It can restrain penicillium, staphylococcus aureus, hay bacillus, coliform bacteria etc.,
Economically Viable Poultry Feed for Improved Efficiency
Venkataraman et al. (1994) found that vitamin-mineral premixes normally added to chicken feed rations can be omitted when Spirulina is included, due to its nutrient-rich composition. Furthermore, chickens receiving dietary Spirulina have been found to be of better health than their unsupplemented counterparts. This is due to increased functionality of macrophage and overall mononuclear phagocyte system indicative of enhanced disease resistance with increased spirulina supplementation.
Stronger, Healthier Chickens
Qureshi et al. (1996) found improved chicken health with low dietary Spirulina levels of 10 g/kg in the ration, indicating greater production cost efficiency. Spirulina has been shown to be an effective means of altering chicken product quality to meet consumer preferences for richer, more nutritious eggs.
Lower Cholesterol in Poultry Eggs
According to studies, the total cholesterol content of eggs can be lowered by including Spirulina in layer hen rations (Sujatha and Narahari 2011). This is mainly due to Spirulina’s high antioxidant and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) content, which enriches the nutritional value of eggs at the expense of cholesterol content (Rajesha et al. 2011; Sujatha and Narahari 2011).
Bright Yellow Eggs with the Sunny Side Up!
Egg yolk color has also been found to intensify with Spirulina chicken feed supplements (Ross and Dominy 1990; Sujatha and Narahari 2011). In white Leghorn layer hens, dietary Spirulina levels of 3-9% of the total ration was found to result in brighter egg yolk colors, best representative of consumer preferences (Saxena et al. 1983).
Similar findings have been found in trials with Japanese quails (Ross et al. 1994). Spirulina’s effect on yolk color results from its high level content of zeaxanthin, xanthophylls and other carotenoid pigments, particularly β-carotene, which accumulates within the yolk (Anderson et al. 1991; Takashi 2003).
These same compounds have been found to also accumulate within the chicken’s muscle tissue. Both Toyomizu et al. (2001) and Venkataraman et al. (1994) have reported this outcome with muscle tissue increasing in yellowness and redness with increasing proportions of dietary Spirulina.
Proven Advantages of our Spirulina Poultry Feed
- Better visual appearance in the chickens
- Eggs becoming more golden as pigmentation increases.
- Increase in immune system and health of the chicken as antibodies respond more.
- Decreased mortality by at least 2% ( industry average 4.8% commercial with antibiotic growth promoters to 20% for Organic )
- Enriches eggs with Vitamin A
- High Carotenoid content.
- Increase in chicken growth rate and weight by at least 3%.
- Increase in fertility and reproductivity.
- No known side effects.