The Effect of Wetting Feed with Water on Some Productive Traits for Broiler
Al-Qadisiyah Journal For Agriculture Sciences,
2014, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 29-39
AbstractThe present study is carried out at Poultry Farm Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture - University of Baghdad. During the period 12- 9- 2012 - 24 – 10 – 2012 . A total of 240 one day old broiler chicks Ross – 308 strain . Are randomly divided into four equal treatment groups according to the added water amount on diet . Each groups sub-divided into three replicates with twenty chicks for each .The chicks are fed starter diet during 3 weeks from chicks age, and then fed on grower diet until 42 days .The results of the statistical analysis of data show that wetting diet with water lead to significant effect in weekly and finally average body weight, average weight gain, total feed consumption, daily feed consumption, feed conversion ratio and total mortality ratio. There is no significant effect in production index. The wetting feed leads to improving feed consumption especially at hot times and final average body weight that is positively reflected on broiler performance.
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