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Indian Journal of Poultry Science
Year : 2002, Volume : 37, Issue : 2
First page : ( 187) Last page : ( 189)
Print ISSN : 0019-5529.

Effect of replacing maize with broken rice on growth performance of broilers1

Edwin S.C., Viswanathan K.2Professor and Head, Kumararaj R.3Professor and Head, Rangareddy P.4

Department of Poultly Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-637 001.

1 Part of M.V. Sc. thesis submitted by the first author to TANUVAS, Chennai - 600 051.

2 Dept. of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 001.

3 Controller of Examinations, TANUVAS, Chennai - 600 051.

4 Poultry Research Station, Chennai - 600 035.

Received:  5  February,  2002; Accepted:  3  April,  2002.

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of replacing maize with broken rice in diet on growth performance of broilers. Three hundred, one day old commercial broiler chicks fed with diets replacing 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 per cent of maize with broken rice on weight by weight basis. Although, no significant differences were noticed on body weight at eight weeks of age, birds fed on the diet with 75 per cent replacement of maize with broken rice recorded 9.8 per cent higher body weight than the control. Feed consumption and feed efficiency did not show any significant variation among treatments.

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Key words

Broken rice, broiler, growth performance.

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