Influence of Diets Supplemented with Garlic (Allium sativum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on the Growth Performance and Egg Qualities of Egg-Type Chickens

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  • O. O. Oni Federal College of Education, Osiele, PMB 2096, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria;
  • J. O. Alabi Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, PMB 2240, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • G. M. Mene Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, PMB 1154, Edo State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Laying hens, feed efficiency, phytobiotics, eggs, yolk, albumen

Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of feeding layer diets supplemented with a mixture of garlic and ginger on performance and egg qualities of egg-type chickens. 216 ISA Brown pullets were randomized to 6 dietary groups of 27 birds per treatment. They were fed basal diet supplemented with no additive (T1), 2.50 g/kg Embaceryl® (T2), mixture of garlic and ginger (GGP) at 5.00 (T3), 7.50 (T4), 10.00 (T5), and 12.50 g/kg (T6) for a period of 14 weeks. Growth performance and egg quality were assessed. Data obtained were analyzed by ANOVA using PROC GLM of SAS (2007).Results showed that birds fed diets containing GGP resulted in higher live weight and body gain at 7.50 g/kg, increased egg weight at 10.0 g/kg GGP, and improved feed conversion efficiency at 7.50 g/kg and above. Dietary inclusion of GGP had a significant effect on egg qualities parameters investigated, except shape index. Significant lowest yolk weight, as well as highest albumen height and Haugh Unit (HU) values were observed in birds fed 12.5 g/kg GGP. The study concluded that dietary inclusion of ginger and garlic mixture (GGP) above 5.00 g/kg improved feed efficiency, enhanced production performance and egg qualities of egg-type chickens.

Author Biographies

O. O. Oni, Federal College of Education, Osiele, PMB 2096, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria;

Department of Agricultural Education, School of Vocational Education

J. O. Alabi, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, PMB 2240, Ogun State, Nigeria

World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment

G. M. Mene, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, PMB 1154, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Vocational and Technical Education

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2024-07-09

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Oni, O. O., Alabi, J. O., & Mene, G. M. (2024). Influence of Diets Supplemented with Garlic (Allium sativum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on the Growth Performance and Egg Qualities of Egg-Type Chickens. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 139–142. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4418

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