Effect of supplementation of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) powder as feed additives on growth performance of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
Author(s): Dashrath Singh Chundawat, Lokesh Gupta, Bhavya Pal, Gaurav Singh and Deepak Singh
Abstract: An experiment was carried out in 210, chicks of Japanese quails from day-old to eight weeks of age to study the “effect of supplementation of tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) powder as feed additives on growth performance of Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica)”. The birds were randomly divided into seven different dietary treatment groups with 3 replicates (10 birds in each replication). The treatment groups consisted of control group (T1) fed only basal diet, T2 supplemented with 0.5% tulsi powder, T3 supplemented with 0.5% ginger powder, T4 supplemented with 0.25% tulsi powder + 0.25% ginger powder, T5 supplemented with 1% tulsi powder, T6 supplemented with 1% ginger powder and T7 supplemented with 0.5% tulsi powder + 0.5% ginger powder in the basal diet. The growth performance (weekly body weight and body weight gain) and feed efficiency (feed conversion ratio and feed intake) was measured weekly. Feed intake recorded daily basis. The results revealed a significant difference (p˂ 0.05) in body weight, body weight gain, feed intake and FCR among the treatments supplemented with tulsi and ginger powder and control group. The weekly body weight and body weight gain were significantly highest in T7 and lowest in control group. Whereas, feed intake and feed conversion ratio were significantly lowest in T7 and highest in T1 group. During the period of experiment, it may be concluded that 0.5% tulsi + 0.5% ginger powder supplementation enhance the feed efficiency and feed conversion ratio of Japanese quails.
How to cite this article:
Dashrath Singh Chundawat, Lokesh Gupta, Bhavya Pal, Gaurav Singh, Deepak Singh. Effect of supplementation of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) powder as feed additives on growth performance of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):364-367.