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BASIC RESEARCH JOURNALS OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND REVIEW ISSN 2315-6880
 

Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review ISSN 2315-6880 Vol. 6(5), pp. 44-48 August 2018 Copyright© 2018 Basic Research Journals

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Thompson Reuters ResearchersID A-9294-2018

 

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Production performance response of koekoek chickens to locally formulated diets

 

Tesfa Geleta and Usman Abdulkadir

 

Oromiya Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research center P.O. 35, Ziway Ethiopia.

 

*Corresponding author email: ngtesfa@gmail.com

 

Received 14 August, 2018; Acceptance 29 August, 2018; 31 August, 2018

 

Abstract

 

Three experimental rations were formulated using maize, toasted soybean, wheat bran, noug cake, layer premixes, salt and cement with the aim of formulating nutritionally and financially feasible ration from locally available feed resources for the introduced exotic koekoek chickens. Sixty three (63) koekoek chickens with five (5) months age were subjected to the formulated rations. Each three treatment were replicated three times with 7 birds (1 male: 6 females) ratio per each replicate. Each replicate feed in group in feeding pen. Feed offered and refusal for group was measured daily. Egg production and mortality data were collected daily. Significantly higher (P<0.05) dry matter feed intake in gram per day was recorded in treatment one (116.1±15.3) compared to treatment two (100.1±16.5) and treatment three (100.6±21.8). Significantly (P<0.05) higher egg production was observed in treatment two compared to the rest treatments. No significant difference (P>0.05) of egg production was observed between treatment one and treatment three. Egg weight difference between treatment one (46.1±7.2) and treatment two (44.3±5.9), between treatment one and treatment three not differed significantly (P>0.05). There was a significant difference (P<0.05) between treatment two and treatment three in their egg weight (g). Egg length (mm), egg width (mm), yolk weight (g), yolk color and albumin weight (g) not differed significantly. Shell thickness (mm) not significantly (P>0.05) differed between treatment one and treatment two, between treatment one and treatment three. But egg shell thickness (mm) differed significantly (p<0.05) between treatments two and three treatment two and treatment three. There is no significant difference (P>0.05) egg shell weight (mm) between treatment one and treatment three but significantly (P<0.05) different egg shell weight (g) was observed between treatment one and treatment two, between treatment two and treatment three. In the study 203.15, 145.99and 97.46 net Ethiopian Birr was gained per bird from treatment two (2), three (3) and one (1) respectively within six months. Locally formulated ration from maize, soybean, wheat bran, noug cake, and salt and layers premixes perimixes is found to be useful, sustainable, financially feasible, accessible and practical than commercial feed. According to this study formulating ration with 20% CP and 3200ME (kcal/DM) from maize, toasted soybean, wheat bran, noug cake, salt and layers premixes is recommendable in areas with similar climatic conditions to Adami Tulu area for layers koekoek chickens feeding.

Keywords: rations, economically feasible, feed offered, refusal, ration formulation
 

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