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Table 7 Composition of the basal diets for chickens

From: Controlling of growth performance, lipid deposits and fatty acid composition of chicken meat through a probiotic, Lactobacillus johnsonii during subclinical Clostridium perfringens infection

Ingredienta Starter diet (%) 1 to 21d Finisher diet (%) 22 to 42 d
Ground yellow corn 56.0 59.5
Soybean meal 37.0 32.85
Soybean oil 3.66 4.7
Ground limestone 0.57 0.5
Dicalcium phosphate 1.8 1.6
Salt 0.3 0.3
Choline chloride 0.1 0.1
DL-Methionine 0.24 0.12
Micronutrientsb 0.33 0.33
Calculated nutrients level (%)
 Metabolic energy (MJ kg-1) 12.39 12.79
 Crude protein 21.17 19.72
 Lys 1.19 1.08
 Met 0.50 0.40
 Met + Cys 0.86 0.74
 Ca 0.85 0.77
 Nonphytate P 0.44 0.40
  1. aIngredient and nutrient composition are reported on as-fed basis
  2. bMicronutrients are provided per kilogram of diet: vitamin A (all-trans retinol acetate), 12 500 IU; cholecalciferol, 2 500 IU; vitamin E (all-rac-a-tocopherol acetate), 18.75 IU; vitamin K (menadione Na bisulfate), 5.0 mg; thiamin (thiamin mononitrate), 2.5 mg; riboflavin, 7.5 mg; vitamin B6, 5.0 mg; vitamin B12, 0.0025 mg; pantothenate, 15 mg; niacin, 50 mg; folic acid, 1.25 mg; biotin, 0.12 mg; Cu (CuSO4 · 5H2O), 10 mg; Mn (MnSO4 · H2O), 100 mg; Zn (ZnSO4 · 7H2O), 100 mg; Fe (FeSO4 · 7H2O), 100 mg; I (KI), 0.4 mg; Se (Na2SeO3), 0.2 mg