eventeen male Ostrich chicks
(Ostruiothio, Camelus camelus) aged one month old were brought
from Radom National Park to the research farm of University of Nyala,
both in Sudan, and reared indoor, concentrate rations were formulated
and provided ad-libitum and water equally supplied. During the
study period, chick behaviour were observed, body weight gained (g/day),
feed intake (g/day), water consumption (liter/day) and feed conversion
ratio (FCR) were found to be 178.64, 447.91, 4.18 and 2.39, respectively.
Rapid growth rate during the age of 2 to 4 months resulted to leg deformation
which eventually leads to the death of some chicks with mortality rate
41.20% at the end of the experiment. The body measurements at different
ages of chicks were highly significant (P< 0.05). There were high positive
correlations between live weight and other parameters estimated (shank
diameter and length, nick diameter and length, wing length, body length,
heart girth and bird high).