GASHUA JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DESERTIFICATION STUDIES (GJIDS)

ISSN: 2489-0030

GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS FED DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH BLENDS OF ORGANIC ACIDS


Authors: Idachaba1, C.U., Duru1, S., Omage1, J.J., Onimisi1 P.A., Abdullahi2, I. and Badmus3, K.A.

Abstract

Performance of broiler chickens fed diets supplemented with blends of organic acids was investigated. Three hundred broiler chickens were assigned to five treatment groups, each replicated three times with twenty birds per replicate in a completely randomized design. The chickens in the control treatment were fed the basal diet while all other treatments were fed acidified diets. Four blends of organic acids (Fysal®, Biotronic®, Orgacid® andAcidomix®) were supplemented in the diets of birds in treatments two to five, respectively at the manufacturers recommended level of 0.01%. Results indicated that all treatments fed acidified diets showed significantly (P<0.05) better performance in weight gain, feed to gain ratio and other productive parameters compared to chickens fed the control diet. It was concluded that broiler chickens can be supplemented withFysal®, Biotronic®, Orgacid® orAcidomix® at 0.01% inclusion level in their diets at both starter and finisher phases for improved performance.

Keywords: Feed, Organic acid, phytate,utilization

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