Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Effect of different herbal feed additives on feed efficiency in broilers
Author(s): KD Rathod, DD Mohale, SD Gadekar and KU Bidwe
Abstract: In present investigation entitled 250 day old straight run commercial broilers chicks were randomly distributed into five treatment T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 with 50 numbers of chicks in each groups. Coriander powder (CP) and Tulsi powder (TP) were used in experimental ration at different levels. The dietary treatments consisted of one basal control (T1), supplemented with 1% CP (T2), 2% CP (T3), 1% TP (T4) and 2% TP (T5). The average total weekly feed consumption gram/bird during the experimental period at end of sixth week were recorded as 1085.17, 1077.01, 1017.86, 1063.60 and 1068.64 for T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 treatments groups, respectively. The cumulative feed consumption at sixth weeks of age were 3965.30, 3891.22, 3832.35, 3877.91 and 3794.77 gms, respectively in T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 treatments groups. The average weekly feed efficiency at sixth week age were 2.32, 2.32, 2.11, 2.02 and 2.00 in T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 treatments groups, respectively. The net profit per bird was highest in T5 (Rs. 16.33) followed by T3 (Rs. 15.10), T4 (Rs. 10.84), T2 (Rs. 10.44) and lower in T1 (Rs. 4.99).
How to cite this article:
KD Rathod, DD Mohale, SD Gadekar and KU Bidwe. Effect of different herbal feed additives on feed efficiency in broilers. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2019; 4(4): 24-26.