HFC (Hericium caput-medusae
) is a type of edible mushroom that is cultivated for its medicinal properties and use in traditional Chinese medicine.
Adding HFC to the diet of chickens can increase good bacteria in the gut (Lactobacilli
) counts, improve nutrient utilization and intestine villus structure, and improve growth.
HFC can help to inhibit the presence of Escherichia coli
in the gastrointestinal system of chickens.