Bìol. Tvarin. 2020; 22 (2): 58–64.
Received 30.05.2020 ▪ Accepted 01.06.2020 ▪ Published online 01.07.2020

Laying hens feeding in organic farming

N. D. Kucheruk, D. A. Zasekin

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National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine,
15 Heroes of the Defense str., Kyiv, 03041, Ukraine

The consumption of organic products in Ukraine is gradually growing. Consumer awareness of the general rules for compulsory certification increases the credibility of manufacturers and the demand for such products. The article provides an analytical review of the current state of the problem of feeding organic poultry, in particular the replacement of synthetic amino acids in feed with natural components, a list of means for the prevention of gastrointestinal diseases of poultry by organic farming is given. The results of the study of feed mixtures and their components are presented. The studies were carried out in two organic poultry farms in Ukraine, as well as in accredited laboratories of veterinary medicine. Physicochemical, microbiological and chemical-toxicological research methods were used. According to the research results, rations for laying hens of different ages were developed and balanced in terms of nutritional value, energy value and other indicators. The article also describes the effect of dysbiosis on the health of poultry and the importance of intestinal probiotic flora in the correction of eubiosis. The use of natural preventive substances in poultry feeding, in particular of microbiological origin and phyto- and bioregulation preparations, is proposed. The basic principles of improving the quantitative and qualitative composition of the poultry intestinal microflora with the help of safe and ecological therapeutic and prophylactic drugs are formulated.

Key words: laying hens, feed, organic production, herbal remedies, poultry, rations

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