One issue affecting the poultry production
sectors in developing nations is the rise in feed costs brought
on by the high costs of protein and energy sources.
Researchers are also looking for organic components that
are antibacterial. To cut the expense of the feed, several
tropical legumes and plants were added to the diets of
chickens as protein sources. Some herbs, spices, and
extracts may be coccidiostats, anthelminthic, and
antimicrobial, according to recent studies. Most of the
tropics are home to the Moringa tree, which has a wide
range of applications and is quite significant economically.
In order to study its impact on the productive performance
of laying hens, nutritionists added it to the diet of poultry.
This review's focus is on using Moringa oleifera leaf in diets
of laying hens: effect on egg production and quality.
Various scientific findings and published research articles
were considered about issues such as the study background,
objectives, major findings, and review conclusions. M
oleifera is also known as a drum stick or miracle tree due to
its abundant supply of various nutrients with high
biological values. In addition, it has a hypocholesterolemic
effect on chickens. It has nutritional as well as therapeutic
properties. However, there is still a lot of ambiguity in
previously published articles about the major roles of M.
oleifera in chicken production performance. Taking this
into consideration, the current study provides an outline of
the experimental uses of M. oleifera in growth performance,
egg production performance, and egg quality, on laying
hens, which is supported by previous findings. The gaps in
knowledge from previous studies are considered, and the
feasibility of M. oleifera in poultry rationing is proposed.
The findings have prompted additional research on M.
oleifera to determine the most active ingredients and
optimal doses in laying hen rations. Finally, the current
study shows that M. oleifera supplementation may improve
egg quality and production performance.
Moringa Oleifera; Poultry; Growth Performance; Laying Performance; Health Status.