Igugo Raymond Uredime
A total of eighty- four (84) clinically healthy (Zatech) birds were randomly allotted to four (4) dietary treatment. Each treatment contained twenty-one (21) birds, with three replicated of seven (7) birds each after brooding for one week. The four experimental diet were designated as T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively. T1 (control), T2 contains 5 percent tallow, T3 5 percent tallow + Lecithin (an emulsifier). T4 5 percent tallow+ Lipase. Feed and water were offered ad libitum during the experimental period (56 days). Data were collected on feed intake and weight gain. Data collected were subjected to one-way analysis of variance using SPSS version 20. The result showed that T1 had the highest weight gain during the brooding phase. Weight again also differed significantly (P<0.05) among the treatment groups. During the brooding phase feed intake and feed conversion ratio did not differ significantly (P>0.05) among the various treatment group. Tallow plus Lecithin proved the best and is thus recommend for inclusion when maize is substituted with tallow.
Experimental diet,Clinically healthy ,Brooding phase.
IGUGO RAYMOND UREDIME