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Asian Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 21-27
DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2011.21.27
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Productive Performance of Broiler Chickens as Affected by Feed Restriction Systems

H.H.M. Hassanien

The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feed restriction on body weight, body weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio and carcass traits of broilers. Two hundred forty, one day old, Hubbard broiler chicks were randomly distributed into five treatments. Each treatment included six replicates each with 8 birds. The five treatments were as follows: T1: Birds were fed ad libitum, T2 (feed removed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. during a day), T3 (feed removed from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 7.00 to 11.00 p.m. during a day), T4 (removed feed from 12.00 to 6.00 p.m. during a day), T5 birds were fed from 8.00 to 11.00 a.m. and from 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. during a day) except these hours feed was ad libitum during a day. The results indicated that feed restriction systems did significantly affect live body weight, body weight gain and feed conversion at starter period. Feed restriction significantly reduced feed consumption and at the same time improving economic efficiency.
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How to cite this article:

H.H.M. Hassanien , 2011. Productive Performance of Broiler Chickens as Affected by Feed Restriction Systems. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 5: 21-27.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2011.21.27






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