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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 559-564
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.559.564
 
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The Effect of the Ground Water of Three Different Locations on Some Morphometric Measurements of Broiler Chicken in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia

N. El-Ghazaly, E. Bin Dohaish and S. Alsolamy

Abstract:
In this study, the ground water from three different regions in Saudi Arabia; Hada El-Sham (G0), Om Al-Jood (G1) and El-Wazeria (G2) were tested to evaluate their suitability of using. For this purpose, the ground water were analysed and the physico-chemical characteristics were determined. The measured parameters were; pH, Total Dissolved Salts (TDS), Total Hardness (TH), Total Alkalinity (TA), cation (Na, K, Ca, Mg) and anion (NO3, SO4) concentrations. One hundred and currently from 21 day to six weeks broiler chicken were reared on the ground water of these locations and their morphometric measurements (body weight, feed and water consumption and feed assimilation) were recorded. From this study, it was noted that the ground water of G0 and G1 are very pure to be used in irrigation and drinking as they contain TDS less than 1100 ppm, whereas water of G2 cannot be used as the TDS value is 2650 ppm. However, the ground water of the three regions is not suitable for any kind of industry. Reared chicken in G0 were characterized by the highest growth rate despite of their lower rates of feed and water consumption. In G1, chicken had medium rates of growth and water consumption with higher rate of feed consumption. While chicken from G2 recorded the lowest growth rate and highest rate of water consumption due to the higher salt content of this water.
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N. El-Ghazaly, E. Bin Dohaish and S. Alsolamy, 2008. The Effect of the Ground Water of Three Different Locations on Some Morphometric Measurements of Broiler Chicken in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 559-564.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.559.564

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.559.564

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