Keywords : Broiler Chicken
The Effect of Ionized Water (Alkaline and Acidic) on Body Conformation For Carcasses of Broiler Chicken
Al-Qadisiyah Journal For Agriculture Sciences,
2016, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 26-33
This experiment is conducted to investigate the effect of ionized water (alkaline and acidic) on body weight , carcasses weight , body length , circumambient of breast , thighs , back, and length of bon for carcasses of 49 day old broiler chicks. A total of 300 one day old chicks Ross308 strain with 38g initial body weight per chick are randomly allocated into three treatment group of 100 chicks each . Each treatment group are sub-divided into four replicates with twenty fife chicks each. Chicks in control group (T1) are drinking tap water( PH=7-1) , whereas chicks in second(T2) and third group(T3) were drinking ionized alkaline(PH=8.5) and acidic water(PH=4.8) respectively.
Results show that chicks in (T2) which drink the alkaline water had higher live body weight and carcass weight but the statistical analysis show that these differences are not significant –Alkaline water seems to improve the body length , circumambient of thigh , flier repletion of body ,the length of thigh , drumstick and sternum bones compared with control treatment (T1) and( T3) which their birds received the tap and acidified water respectively, but also the stastical analysis shows that all these differences were not get the significance (P > In conclusion alkaline and acidified ionized water are not significantly affected the carcasses characteristics and measurement of broiler chicks .