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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 2006, Volume : 23, Issue : 3
First page : ( 193) Last page : ( 195)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Feeding value of broken rice for Japanese quail layers

Swain B. K.*, Sundaram R. N. S., Chakurkar E. B., Barbuddhe S. B.

ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa-403402, India

*Corresponding author bkswain@icargoa.res.in

Received:  23  November,  2005.

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to assess the feeding value of broken rice for laying Japanese quails. Quail layers (96; 10 week old) divided in to four equal groups (3 replicates of 8 birds each) were offered either conventional control diet or diet containing 2.4, 4.8 or 7.2% broken rice (replacing 0, 5, 10 and 15% maize w/w) for 4 months. Egg production was significantly higher (P<0.05) with significantly (P<0.05) better feed conversion efficiency and better economics of production in group fed 2.4% rice kani based diet than other dietary treatment. It was concluded that broken rice could substitute maize at 5% level in the diet of laying Japanese quails.

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Keywords

Broken rice, Performance, Economics, Japanese quails.

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