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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 432-435
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.432.435
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Effect of Different Levels of Perlite on Performance of Broiler Chicks
Hassan Talebali and Amjad Farzinpour

This experiment was conducted to study the effects of different levels of Perlite on performance of 240 day-old male Arian chickens. The experiment was performed in a completely randomized design (CRD) with four treatments and three replicates for each treatments. The experimental treatments included 0, 1, 2 and 3 percent Perlite in diets, and were respectively designated as diets A, B, C and D, fed to chickens at 1 to 42 days of age. All of the experimental groups were iso-caloric and iso-nitrogenous. Average feed intake, weight gain were measured in the end of each week of experiment and mortality was measured throughout the trial. For comparison between means Duncon,s method (P< 0.05) was used. The results show that adding perlites to the diets of broilers from 1 to 42 days of age, produced significant differences (P< 0.05) in terms of live weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR). Based on these results numerically, group B (fed 1% perlite) and group A (fed 0% perlite) had the highest (1624g) and the lowest (1397g) weight gain in whole period of study respectively. Statistical differences indicated non-significant differences in feed consumption and mortality between all experimental groups (P>0.05).
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How to cite this article:

Hassan Talebali and Amjad Farzinpour , 2006. Effect of Different Levels of Perlite on Performance of Broiler Chicks . International Journal of Poultry Science, 5: 432-435.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.432.435








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