International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of early post-hatch feeding on the production performance of commercial broiler chicken
Author(s): Kanagaraju P, Babu M, Ramesh S, Rathnapraba S and Yadav Sunil Machindra
Abstract: A biological experiment was carried out to study the effect of early chick nutritional supplements (ECNS) with 600 day old straight run broiler chicks from a single hatch, individually weighed, wing banded and randomly allotted into five treatments with four replicates of 30 chicks each. One of the following early chick nutritional supplement viz., Control (No ECNS, T1), Egg white protein-glucose based ECNS (EWPG, T2), Corn-soybean and fish meal based ECNS without steaming (CSF WOS, T3), Steamed corn-soyabean and fish meal based ECNS (CSF WS, T4), Commercial broiler pre-starter diet as ECNS (CBPSD, T5) was offered to each one of the treatment chicks immediately after hatch in the hatcher tray and continued till placing the chicks in the chick transport box except control (T1) which was subjected to fasting for 24 hours to simulate field conditions. The data on hatch weight, chick transit weight loss, early chick mortality, day old to six week body weight and weight gain, feed consumption and feed conversion ratio at biweekly interval and livability were recorded and analyzed. The results of the study revealed that the ECNS feeding had significantly (P<0.01) improved sixth week body weight and weight gain than the birds reared on the control diet. The biweekly cumulative feed consumption and feed conversion ratio (FCR) up to six weeks of age were not significantly affected between the treatments. ECNS feeding improved the productive performance and livability in broilers.
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How to cite this article:
Kanagaraju P, Babu M, Ramesh S, Rathnapraba S, Yadav Sunil Machindra. Effect of early post-hatch feeding on the production performance of commercial broiler chicken. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):3705-3707.