Wild carrot

Other Names:

Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace, Queen Anne's Lace


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Wild Carrot

Daucus carota

Wild carrot (Daucus carota) contains a valuable source of carotenoids, which have been used for years as an addition to poultry diets for their ability to provide a rich color to the egg yolk and skin. Different colors of carrots contain different types of carotenoids.

Yolk color
Supplementing the feed of egg-laying hens with colored carrots efficiently increased yolk color parameters and carotenoid contents, which gives opportunities for improved nutritional value of eggs from forage material-supplemented hens.

Feather pecking reduction Providing chickens with access to maize silage, barley-pea silage and carrots as foraging materials decreased damaging feather pecking in general (to feathers as well as skin/cloaca), reduced severe feather pecking behavior and improved the quality of the plumage at 54 weeks of age.
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