International Journal of Science , Engineering and Management (IJSEM)

Monthly Journal for Science , Engineering and Management

Volume2,December 2017,

Topic : Response of Broiler Chickens to Different Dietary Fibre Source

Authors:Ajighjigh, D.T. || Doma, U.D, Egbo, M. L, Mahmoud, M, Maidal A, Zagi. S. P

Abstract:An experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of broiler chickens fed different fibre sources. Five experimental diets were formulated to contain wheat offal (WO), maize offal (MO) rice offal(RO), sorghum offal (SO) and millet offal (MLO) at 10% (starter) and 15% (finisher) diets represented as T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 respectively. Three hundred Amor broiler chicks were randomly allotted to the five dietary treatments in a completely randomized design (CRD). Each treatment was replicated five times with 12 birds per replicate. The results showed that feed intake was significantly (P<0.05) different among treatment groups except for weight gain and feed conversion ratio at both starter and finisher phases. T1 (WO) had the highest daily weight gain (44.93g/bird) and T4 (SO) recorded the lowest (41.38g/bird). Similarly the feed conversion ratio at the overall phase (2.28 -2.47) did not vary among the dietary treatments. Live weight and carcass analysis showed significant (P<0.05) difference except for dressing percentage. However, most of the organs weight were not affected by different fibre sources except liver, pancreas, abdominal fat and large intestine at (P<0.05). The economic analysis showed that feed cost per/kg gain was higher (N319.92/kg gain) in T2 (MO) whereas T1 (WO) recorded the lowest (N289.79/kg gain). It was concluded from the results of the study that MO, RO, SO and MLO are good alternatives to wheat offal as a dietary fibre source in the diets of broiler chickens..

Keywords: Broiler, fibre, wheat offal, maize offal, rice offal, carcass.

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DOI: 01.1617/vol4/iss12/pid96508

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