Effect of Various Forms of Feed on Growth Performance of Japanese Quail

N. RAJPUT, M. NAEEM, S. ALI, A. M. SHAH, H. RIZWANA, A. R. SHAH, A. R. JEHEJO

Abstract


300, day-old quail chicks were purchased from commercial hatchery and kept at Poultry Experiment Station Tandojam. Duration of Experiment was 6-week. Quails were divided into two groups viz. A and B, each group was consisting of 150 quails. Group A, was offered pallet feed while group B mash feed, twice daily and water was made available over 24 hours per day. Both groups were housed in similar management. The results showed that the average feed intake of Japanese quails in-group A and B (403.6 and 455.0gm/b) was significantly different (p<0.001). Average water intake of Japanese quail' in-group A and B (877.2 and 925.9 ml/b) was also significantly different (p<0.05). Average live body weight of Japanese quail of group B was relatively higher than group A (158.2 and 133.8 gm /b) respectively. Average Feed Conversion ratio of group B (2.9) was relatively high than group A (3.0). Average weight of liver, heart and gizzard of group B was slightly higher (3.2, 1.4 and 3.5 gm/b) than group A (3.0, 1.3 and 3.3 gm/b), respectively. It was concluded that the weight gain and F.C.R of Japanese quail fed on mash feed was better than fed on pellet feed.

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