Performance of broiler chicken fed different commercial feeds, in Mubi, Adamawa state Nigeria
Author(s): Gapsiso RH and Shua JN
Abstract: The study was conducted to investigate the performance of broiler chicken fed different commercial feeds at livestock farm Federal Polytechnic Mubi. Three different commercial poultry feeds (T1, T2 and T3) and 51 broiler chicks were used in a complete randomized design with three treatments replicated three times. Daily feed intake (DFI) was significantly different between the treatments (P<0.05) while total feed intake (TFI) was not significant. The daily weight gain (DWG) and the total weight gain (TWG) were highly significant (P<0.05) among the treatment. Final live weight (FLW) was also significant (P<0.05). The results at the finisher phase, showed that initial live weight (ILW) was significantly (P<0.05) different among the treatments, while the FLW, DFI, TFI, DWG and TWG were not significantly different among the treatments also. The carcass evaluation reveals that slaughtered weight was significant (P<0.05) among the treatments; the lungs, breast and leg were significantly different at (P<0.05) among the treatments while thigh was significant at (P<0.05) among the treatments. The carcass live weight, dressed carcass percentage dressed carcass weight, plunked carcass weight, wings, liver, heart, back, head, and neck were all not significant among the treatments. It was concluded that feeding of broiler Chicken with T1 and T2 significantly improve performance of broilers.