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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 485-490
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2020.485.490
 
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Effect of Supplementation of Fenugreek Seeds to the Broiler Chicks Diet on the Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics

Huda M. Elamin, Talha E. Abbas , Tamador A. Algam and Mohamed E. Ahmed

Abstract:

Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of supplementation of fenugreek seeds to the diet on the growth performance and carcass quality of broiler chicks. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 one-day-old unsexed broiler chicks (Ross 308) were used in this study. The experiment lasted 5 weeks (8-42 day). Three isocaloric and isonitrogenous experimental diets were prepared. In the first experimental diet 0.50% fenugreek seeds were added. In the second diet 0.75% fenugreek seeds were added. The third diet (control) was free of fenugreek. Each experimental diet was fed to 40 chicks (10 chicks×4 replicates). The experiment was carried out at an open-house system. Results: The diet supplemented with fenugreek seeds had non significant effect (p≥0.05) on feed conversion ratio, protein efficiency ratio, feed consumption, live body weight, body weight gain and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks. Conclusion: The inclusion of fenugreek seeds to the broilers diet at the levels of 0.50 and 0.75% had no significant effect on broiler growth performance and carcass yields, therefore, more researches are needed to examine higher inclusion levels of fenugreek seeds.

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Huda M. Elamin, Talha E. Abbas, Tamador A. Algam and Mohamed E. Ahmed, 2020. Effect of Supplementation of Fenugreek Seeds to the Broiler Chicks Diet on the Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 19: 485-490.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2020.485.490

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2020.485.490

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