Effect of Wet Feeding on Feed Conversion Efficiency in Laying Hens during Summer Season
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of wet feeding on feed conversion efficiency in laying hens during summer season. The study was carried out on 192 pullets of eight weeks age (distributed to four groups). The feed offered to chicks consisted of starter diet up to 8 weeks of age and grower diet up to 20 weeks of age. From 20 weeks onwards, birds were provided with layer diet up to the end of the experiment. Birds of control group (T1) were offered dry feed. Water was mixed with feed in T2 (700 mL/kg), T3 (800 mL/kg) and T4(900 mL/kg) groups. The study lasted for 100 days. Results indicated that wet feeding improves feed utilization (FCR) in terms of kg of feed per dozen of eggs and kg of feed per kg egg mass as compared to control. Overall, the results indicate an improvement in feed conversion efficiency in all groups as compared to control but it was highly significant (P˂0.05) in T3 group in which water supplementation was made at a level of 800 mL/kg feed.
T_e high proportion of feed costs in total operating expenses (1,2,6) indicates that the utilization of feed by the birds is closely related to the profitability of >oultry operations. The relationship between feed conversion (expressed as a ratio between weight units of feed consumed per weight unit of product) and profitability (defined as an increment .of total income over total costs) is es...متن کامل
in the present study, the effect of e-64 at different concentrations (0.5, 1, 5 and 10 µm) added to (1) the ivm medium on oocyte nuclear maturation and developmental competence of ovine oocytes, and (2) to the ivc medium on embryonic development of ovine embryos were investigated.
Effects of Isoflavones in Feed on Plasma Estradiol Concentration and Productive Performances in Laying Hens
Isoflavones are phytoestrogens which have estrogen-like activity in animals and humans with structure similar to 17-β-estradiol and capable of binding to estrogen receptors (ERs).This experiment was conducted to demonstrate the effect of isoflavones on estradiol concentration in blood and its influence on the productive performances in ISA Brown laying hens fed with supplemented feed with large...متن کامل
Sequential feeding using whole wheat and a separate protein-mineral concentrate improved feed efficiency in laying hens.
The effect of feeding nutritionally different diets in sequential or loose-mix systems on the performance of laying hen was investigated from 16 to 46 wk of age. Equal proportions of whole wheat grain and protein-mineral concentrate (balancer diet) were fed either alternatively (sequential) or together (loose-mix) to ISA Brown hens. The control was fed a complete layer diet conventionally. Each...متن کامل
The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of heat stress on the regulation of appetite-associated genes in laying hens. Forty eight laying hens were randomly divided into two circumstances: high (31 ± 1.5°C; relative humidity, 82.0 ± 2.2%) or normal (20 ± 2°C, control; relative humidity, 60.1 ± 4.5%) ambient environment. Heat stress decreased body weight gain (P < 0.01), feed intake (...متن کامل
Variations of metabolism and feed efficiency in laying R.I.R.-hens in relation to prenatal environmental temperatures.
Starting from an hypothesis concerning the long-term effects of exogenous treatment during the ontogeny of mammals and birds, we incubated Rhode Island Red (RIR) eggs at different prenatal temperatures (table 1) to study the feed efficiency, development, reproduction and energy metabolism of the hens. The maintenance requirement varied (up to 30 p. 100) as well as the feed conversion (up to 28 ...متن کامل
دوره 6 شماره 2
صفحات 383- 387
تاریخ انتشار 2016-06-01
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