FEEDING YACCA EXTRACT DIETS INFLUENCE THE LIVE BODY WEIGHT, CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS, FEED AND WATER INTAKE IN BROILER CHICKENS

R. ABRO, Z. A. SAHITO, S. H. ABRO, N. RAJPUT, H. WAGAN, P. KHATRI, H.K. KUNBHAR, B. WAGAN

Abstract


Effect of feeding Nutrafito plus on the live body weight, carcass weight, feed and water intakes were assesed in broiler chicks. One hundred twenty chickens were randomly weighed and divided into two groups. Birds in group A was as control group while, in group B, birds were supplemented Nutrafito (Quilanja Saponaria + Yucca schidigera) in feed. Yucca schidigera 50 gram was mixed into feed and refusal were weighed and recorded. Body weight (live) of experimental chicken (Figure-1) was significantly higher (2400.67 g/bird) in birds of group B (fed nutrafito plus) followed by group A (control) with average live body weight of (2154.83 g/bird). Broilers in group B (fed nutrafito plus) consumed significantly (P<0.05) greater amount of feed (4202.21 g/bird) than group A (control) with average feed intake of (4023.91 g/birds). The result indicated that broilers in group B drink more volume of water (8404.43 ml/bird) as compared to (8047.33 ml/bird) in broilers of group A. The carcass weight was significantly (P<0.05) higher in group B with average value of (1342.25 g/bird) as compared (1170.83 g/bird) to broilers in group A. The highest dressing percentage were examined in group B (55.94%) followed by group A (54.42%). Overall, the supplementation of nutrafito plus significantly influence on the live body weight, carcass weight, feed and water intake in broiler chicks.

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