How To Make Chicken Feed Best 5 Chicken Feed Ingredients

5 steps of how to make chicken feed

Crushing Process:

Chicken feed crusher is suitable for pulverizing raw materials into powder with optimal particle size to obtain the best granulation effect.

Mixing Process:

The use of a feed mixer in making chicken feed pellets can fully mix various ingredients to ensure that each bite of the finished feed pellets is nutritionally balanced. if you dont want to make your own chicken feed pellet, after crushing raw materials, you can use the mixing machine mixing your own chicken feed.

Pelletizing Process:

Feed pellet machine is the main equipment in making chicken feed pellet. Compared with flat die chicken feed pelletizers, ring die feed making equipment has a larger capacity.

Cooling Process:

Cooling and screening process is also an important step of making your own chicken feed pellets,The granules from the granulator can be discharged at up to 88°C and 17-18% moisture. The temperature of the pellets must be lowered rapidly to achieve a moisture content of 10-12% or less for proper storage and handling. Therefore the particles must be cooled and dried. Our pellet cooler adopts the principle of countercurrent cooling, and the pellets are fully cooled evenly. The temperature of the particles after cooling is not higher than room temperature + 3-5 degrees.

Packing Process:

packing process is the last step of how to make chicken feed pellets, after cooling, the pellets will be bagged or stored according to your needs and requirements. The packaging process is handled efficiently by our semi-automatic packaging machines. The finished feed is weighed by a computer and then pneumatically unloaded into bags. The weighed bags will travel down the conveyor belt and the machine can be used to sew the top of the bag where the dry feed can be stored.

How To Make Chicken Feed Pellet
Chicken Feed Ingredients Formula

what equipment needed for making chicken feed

no matter you make pellet feed or powder feed, an equipment is needed to make chicken feed pellets, Using a feed grinder, you can grind grains you bought for fresh chicken. If you have several birds and don’t want to buy a food grinder, you can use a manual meat grinder. You can use a food processor to finely grind it when making puree or crumble for chicks.

You’ll also want to consider storing the bags of grain you buy. Consider building a storage box for each type of cereal with a lid on it. If you can use the sliding door on the bottom to dispense the beans, you can rotate the beans naturally. You may need to thoroughly clean the box once or twice a year to prevent pest infestations. When grinding feed, know the time and consistency of the grind. There are three standard terms for commercial feed: feed, chips and pellets. The type of fabric you need depends on the age of the bird.

all equipment you needed for making chicken feed pellet: chicken feed grinder, chicken feed mixer, chicken feed pellet machine, pellet cooling machine and pellet packing machine.

mash feed: Like young babies, chicks are just starting to eat, their digestive system is just getting started, and their beaks are too small for bigger things. For the smallest chicks, start with mashing. Its consistency is similar to potting soil. Feed him from birth to 8 to 12 weeks.

pellet feed: pellet feed are similar to whole grains; larger and more difficult to digest. This food texture is best maintained until the chicken is at least 18 weeks old.

chicken feed ingredients formula

Poultry feed,according to wikipedia, is food for farm poultry, including chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry. Before the 20th century, poultry were mostly kept on common farms and foraged for most of their feed, eating insects, grain splattered by cattle and horses, and plants surrounding the farm. This is usually supplemented by grains, household waste, calcium supplements such as oyster shells, and garden waste.

As farming became more specialized, many farms raised flocks too large to be fed this way, so nutritionally complete poultry feeds were developed. Modern chicken feed ingredients mainly consist of grains, protein supplements (such as soybean oil meal), mineral supplements and vitamin supplements. The amount of feed and the nutritional requirements of the feed depend on the weight and age of the birds, their growth rate, egg production, the weather (cold or wet weather results in higher energy expenditure) and the amount of nutrients in chicken feed ingredients the birds get from foraging. This has resulted in a wide variety of chicken feed formulations. Substituting cheaper local chicken feed ingredients brings additional variation. except feeding, it is also important to prevent chicken coop from wet. you can check our other post for how to raise chickens in fall and how to raise chicken in winter.

5 chicken feed ingredients


Carbohydrates are the largest part of the chicken diet. These are used as quick energy and fuel sources. Common carbohydrates in chicken feed include corn, barley, wheat, and millet.


There are two types of minerals: trace minerals and bulk minerals. Trace minerals include copper, iodine, iron selenium, zinc, etc. Numerous minerals include calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Both minerals help with bone formation, muscle and nerve function. Grains often lack the minerals needed for a healthy poultry diet, so supplements can be used. For example, the recipe below contains a nutritional balancer. Alternatively, another excellent source of calcium is freely chosen oyster shells.


Vitamins play an important role in the growth and reproduction of chickens. Some vitamins can be produced by chickens, while others are provided by natural foods and supplements.Chickens require fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K for normal skin and internal tissue development, bone development, blood coagulation, and egg shell production.Water-soluble B vitamins such as biotin, nicotinic acid, riboflavin, and thiamine are essential for metabolism.


Protein is an important part of the chicken diet as it contributes to the development of the chicken body (muscles, skin, feathers, etc.). Animal-based proteins include fishmeal and meat-and-bone meal. Vegetable proteins include soybean meal, rapeseed meal, and corn gluten meal.The feed contains more than 20 amino acids. Half of them are essential, including methionine and lysine, which are essential for egg production and overall health.

Poultry feed consists of a variety of plant proteins, such as soybean meal and corn protein, because no single protein can provide all the essential amino acids that chickens need. Sometimes, manufacturers use animal-based proteins such as bone meal and fish meal in their chicken feed. However, the latter tends to produce a fishy odor in poultry and eggs.


Fats, also known as fatty acids, produce more calories and help chickens absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Adding fat to chicken feed can also help with cold winter climates. Saturated fats that can be added to a chicken diet include lard and tallow.Researchers have confirmed that egg yolk fatty acids are affected by the fatty acids found in chicken food. Humans who eat these eggs have high levels of omega-6 fatty acids that can cause cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.

Chicken Feed Ingredients
Chicken Feed Formulation

2 references of chicken feed formulation

chicken feed formulation Ichicken feed formulation II
14.5kg of whole maize
24kg of maize germ
19kg of wheat pollard
14.4kg wheat bran
16kg of beniseed meal, groundnut cake, linseed meal, or cotton seed meal.
2.2kg of fishmeal
2.8kg of lime
5kg of soya meal
90g of bone meal
20g of grower premix
30g of salt
10g of coccidiostat
10g of Zinc bacitracin
Maize                     44Kg
Soybean Full Fat    34Kg
Groundnut Cake    2kg
Brewer Dry Grain  12Kg
Maize Offal             4kg
Bone Meal              3Kg
Methionine               0.25Kg or 250 grams
Lysine                        0.25Kg or 250 grams
Vitamin/Mineral Premix   0.25kg or 250 grams
Salt                            0.25Kg or 250 grams

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