Important of feeding in poultry farming

As feed is the major cost of poultry production and which significantly affects the production performance of the birds. So feed and feeding is the most important consideration for efficient poultry farming. Improper feeding not only affects the production performance but also causes several deficiency diseases.Also, the feed needs to have all the nutrients (carbohydrates, protein , fats, minerals & vitamins) in right proportion. In addition some additives to facilitate digestion and growth is often added in reputed commercial feed.