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Table 5 Composition of the basal starter, grower, and finisher diets and their nutrient profile

From: Protective and immunostimulatory effects of in-feed preparations of an anticoccidial, a probiotic, a vitamin-selenium complex, and Ferulago angulata extract in broiler chickens infected with Eimeria species

Item Starter (1–10 d) Growth (11–24 d) Finisher (25–42 d)
Ingredient, %
 Corn 47.03 59.60 65.99
 Wheat 5.58 5.00 5.00
 Soybean meal (44% crude protein) 29.02 16.15 10.28
 Corn gluten meal (60% crude protein) 10.00 11.48 11.50
 Soybean oil 3.50 3.40 3.09
 Limestone 1.45 1.23 1.00
 Dicalcium phosphate 1.95 1.80 1.83
 Sodium chloride 0.20 0.20 0.20
 Vitamin premixa 0.25 0.25 0.25
 Mineral premixb 0.25 0.25 0.25
 DL-Methionine 0.52 0.58 0.57
 L-Lysine HCl 0.25 0.06 0.04
Calculated value
 Metabolizable energy (kcal/kg) 2950 3000 3050
 Crude protein (%) 22.00 20.00 19.00
 Lysine (%) 1.30 1.20 1.10
 Methionine (%) 0.56 0.54 0.52
 Methionine + cysteine (%) 0.92 0.90 0.88
 Calcium (%) 1.04 0. 95 0.92
 Available phosphorus 0.52 0.44 0.42
  1. aProvided per kilogram of diet: trans-retinol, 9000 IU; cholecalciferol, 2500 IU; α-tocopherol acetate, 45 mg; vitamin K, 5 mg; vitamin B1, 2 mg; vitamin B2, 6 mg; vitamin B6, 5 mg; vitamin B12, 0.03 mg; nicotineamide, 30 mg; pantothenic acid, 15 mg; folic acid, 1.1 mg; biotin, 0.13 mg; and choline, 450 mg
  2. bProvided per kilogram of diet: Mn, 100 mg; Fe, 80 mg; Zn, 100 mg; Cu, 10 mg; I, 0.5 mg; Co, 0.2 mg; Se, 0.15 mg