Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Nutrient composition of basal diets for different phases of birds fed four levels of sodium with two sources of sodium salts 1)

From: Carcass and body organ characteristics of broilers supplemented with dietary sodium and sodium salts under a phase feeding system

Nutrients Pre-starter Starter Grower Finisher
(1 – 10 d) (11 – 20 d) (21 – 33 d) (34 – 42 d)
ME (kcal/kg) 2900 3000 3000 3147
Crude Protein (%) 21.00 20.00 19.00 18.00
Calcium (%) 1.00 0.90 0.90 0.85
Available Phos. (%) 0.45 0.42 0.40 0.35
Sodium (%) 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08
Potassium (%) 0.71 0.71 0.71 0.71
Chloride (%) 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
DEB2) (mEq/kg) 160 160 160 160
Dig Lys (%) 1.10 1.05 0.97 0.93
Dig Met/Dig Lys 0.45 0.45 0.44 0.44
Dig Met + Dig Cys/Dig Lys (%) 0.72 0.71 0.72 0.72
Dig Thr/Dig Lys 0.66 0.67 0.66 0.66
Dig Try/Dig Lys 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.17
  1. 1)NaHCO3 and Na2SO4.
  2. 2)Dietary Electrolyte Balance (mEq/kg) = (% Na × 10,000 / 23) + (% K × 10,000 / 39.1) – (% Cl × 10,000 / 35.5).