Wrinkle: How Do DDGS & Enzymes Affect Hen Rations?

Poultry

Research Summary

Poultry producers commonly include exogenous enzymes in their formulations to help break down certain components in the feed. Since DDGS contains more fiber than other ingredients commonly fed to poultry, the use of enzymes to break down the fiber fraction could provide significant value. However, very little research has explored this topic and even less research has looked at DDGS and enzyme use in laying hens.





Wrinkle: How Do DDGS & Enzymes Affect Hen Rations?

Researchers from Egypt fed laying hens increasing amounts of DDGS with or without an exogenous enzyme. They then measured performance of the hens as well as egg quality. They observed that including DDGS up to 12% of the diet did not affect most performance measures. Similar to previous research, they also observed that increasing DDGS improved the yolk color of the egg. In this case, enzyme addition had little effect on hen performance.