Performance of Broiler Fed on Mash, Pellet and
A total of 144 ISA-i757
broiler chicks were fed on mash, pellet and crumble diet in the age
duration of 21 to 56 days to compare the performance of broiler on different
dietary groups. All the forms of feed were of identical composition
as well as same environment and management were provided for all the
treatments. The body weight of birds fed on mash, pellet and crumble
group from 4th to 8th weeks of age differed significantly (P< 0.01).
The highest, intermediate and the lowest body weight were observed for
crumble, pellet and mash group respectively. The body weight gain also
highest in crumble group (P< 0.01). Feed consumption of the 3 treatments
differed significantly (P< 0.01). Crumble group showed high trend of
feed consumption. Higher FCR value (P< 0.01) was observed for mash group,
which indicated low feed conversion efficiency. On the other hand crumble
and pellet group showed better fed conversion efficiency. Significantly
high (P< 0.01) performance index and production number were observed
for crumble group. Survivability percent of all treatments did not differ
significantly (P>0.01). Total cost of production was significantly (P< 0.01)
less for crumble and this was statistically similar with pellet group.
The results of this experiment give an impression that crumble form
of feed is better than mash and pellet form for the production of commercial
broiler for the age duration of 21 to 56 days.
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