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Effect Of Dietary Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds On The Performance Of Broiler Chicks

Effect Of Dietary Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds On The Performance Of Broiler Chicks

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Title: Effect Of Dietary Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds On The Performance Of Broiler Chicks
Author: Abdelgani, A. A.; Abdelatti, K. A .; Elamin, K .M.; Dafalla, K. Y .; Malik, H .E. E.; Dousa, B. M.
Abstract: This experiment was conducted to study the effect of dietary levels of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) on broiler chick’s performance. A total of one hunedred and twenty-eight unsexed, one day old broiler chicks (Hubbard) were used. The birds were randomly divided into four equal groups (32 birds each) in four replicates (8 birds/ replicate) in a completely randomized design. Four isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets: A, B, C and D, Diet A contained 0% ( control), diet B 5%, diet C 10% and diet D 15% cowpea. Data were collected on weekly feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR). At The end of the experimental period (7weeks), 4birds/replicate was randomly selected weighted and slaughtered. The carcass weight and dressing percentage were calculated. The results showed that inclusion levels of cowpea had no significant (p>0.05) effect on weight gain, feed intake and FCR of broiler chicks. The result showed that the profit return was similar in control and the diet contained 5%cowpea.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26545


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