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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1420-1423
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1420.1423
Utilization of Mixed Rice Bran in Laying Hen Diets
M. Rezaei

Abstract:
The increasing price of feedstuffs used for poultry diets imposes nutritionists to look for new cheaper ingredients able to replace the expensive feeds. Use of mixed rice bran in layer ration was studied during the period of 13 weeks in an experiment with Completely Randomized Design (CRD). After determination of chemical composition, six diets were formulated by using of 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25% of mixed rice bran (diets 1-6). During the experiment, feed intake, egg production, egg mass, egg weight, feed: egg, egg specific gravity, haugh unit score, body weight changes and mortality were measured. The results indicated that use of mixed rice bran up to 25% is profitable and had no significant effect on each of above traits except for egg mass (p<0.05). Diets containing 10 and 15% of mixed rice bran (diets 3, 4) had the best values for egg weight, egg mass and feed conversion ratio. It is concluded that feeding laying hen with maize-soybean meal diets containing 25% mixed rice bran was practically feasible without compromising performance.
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M. Rezaei , 2006. Utilization of Mixed Rice Bran in Laying Hen Diets. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 1420-1423.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1420.1423

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.1420.1423

 
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