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Nutrient Requirements of Pheasants a

Nutrient Requirements of Pheasants a

Energy base

0–4 wk

4–8 wk

9–17 wk

Breeding

kcal ME/kg dietb

2,800

2,800

2,700

2,800

Protein (%)

28

24

18

15

Glycine + serine (%)

1.8

1.55

1

0.5

Lysine (%)

1.5

1.40

0.8

0.68

Methionine + cystine (%)

1.0

0.93

0.6

0.6

Linoleic acid (%)

1

1

1

1

Calcium (%)

1.0

0.85

0.53

2.5

Phosphorus, available (%)

0.55

0.5

0.45

0.40

Sodium (%)

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

Chlorine (%)

0.11

0.11

0.11

0.11

Iodine (mg)

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

Riboflavin (mg)

3.4

3.4

3.0

4.0

Pantothenic acid (mg)

10

10

10

16

Niacin (mg)

70

70

40

30

Choline (mg)

1,430

1,300

1,000

1,000

a Requirements are listed as percentages or as mg/kg of diet. For values not listed, see requirements of turkeys ( Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Turkeys a and Linoleic Acid, Mineral, and Vitamin Requirements of Turkeys a) as a guide.

b These are typical dietary energy concentrations.

Adapted, with permission, from Nutrient Requirements of Poultry, 1994, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.