The effects of feed removal during the day on some production traits and blood parameters sf broilers


Petek M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.24, no.5, pp.447-452, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-452
  • Keywords: broiler, performance, feed removal, blood parameters, ABDOMINAL FAT, COMPENSATORY GROWTH, CARCASS COMPOSITION, RESTRICTION, PERFORMANCE, CHICKENS, CELLULARITY

Abstract

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of feed removal during the day on broiler performance and some blood parameters. Live material of the experiment consisted of 600 mixed sex day-old commercial (Avian Farm) broiler chicks. The experiment was held in six rooms with a randomly allocated control group and two treatment groups and their replicates. The birds were full fed ad libitum in the control group while the feeders were removed for three and six hours per day for the treatment I and treatment II groups respectively between the 5th and 37th days.