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Carcass and Gut Characteristics of Broiler Chicken Fed Different Energy Sources

Y. Yunusa, U.D. Doma, D. Zahraddeen, A. Umar and S.B. Abubakar
Nigeria Police, Force Animal Branch, Bauchi State Command, Nigeria 1 Animal Production Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria 2 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria 3 Department of Agriculture, College of Education, Azare, 4 School of Vocational and Technical Education, Bauchi, Nigeria
Abstract :

The effect of feeding broiler chicken with different dietary energy sources on the carcass yield and gut characteristics was investigated. Five diets containing maize, red sorghum, white sorghum, Gero millet and Dauro millet were formulated and designated as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively. Two hundred and ten day old marshal breed of broiler chicks were randomly allotted to five dietary treatments in a completely randomized design and each of the treatment was replicated three times. Feed and water were provided ad libitum and the feeding trial lasted for eight weeks. Most of the carcass and gut parameters did not differ significantly except live weight, kidney weight, plucked weight, eviscerated weight, carcass weight, kidney weight, gizzard weight (p<0.01) and spleen weight (p<0.05) that were affected. This study therefore reveals that using sorghum or millet in place of maize has no adverse effect on the carcass and gut characteristics of broiler chickens.

Keywords :
Poultry production, poultry feed, dietary energy sources, carcass yield

Date Deposited : 24 Mar 2015 12:09

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Volume 13, Number 9, - 2014 , ISSN 1682-8356

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