Comparative Performance of Four Breeds of Broiler Chickens Fed a Popular Commercial Diet in Kuta

Authors

  • H. A. Dikko Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria
  • D. N. Tsado Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria
  • M. J. Ibrahim Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria
  • R. N. Muhammad Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria
  • T. Z. Adama Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Broiler, chicken, Arbor acre, Anak, Cobb, Marshal

Abstract

The aim of this research study was to compare the performance of four breeds of broiler chickens fed a popular commercial Diet in Kuta. One hundred and twenty day old chicks of different breeds, thirty each (Arbor acre, Marshal, Anak, Cobb) were selected and randomly allotted to four treatments with three replicates each in a completely randomized experimental design. Results from the experiment revealed that there were no significant (p<0.05) differences among the treatments in terms of water intake feed intake body weight gain and feed conversion efficiency. Anak and Cobb breeds had the highest numerical values for most of the performance indices measured such as average weekly feed intake (1425.60g, 1272.60g), total feed intake (4714.3g, 4509.8g), average weekly water intake (4046.40ml, 4317.00ml), total water intake (12698.7ml, 14527.6ml), average weekly body weight gain (298.51g, 348.13g), and feed conversion ratio (4.87, 3.67). This research study shows that the Cobb breed have superior performance compared to other breeds on the same feed and under same environmental condition in Kuta. This implies that the four mentioned breeds can perform in Kuta but that is more favourable to Cobb breed.

Author Biographies

H. A. Dikko, Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production

D. N. Tsado, Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production

M. J. Ibrahim, Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production

R. N. Muhammad, Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production

T. Z. Adama, Federal University of Technology, Minna, P.M.B. 65, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production

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2024-07-09

How to Cite

Dikko, H. A. ., Tsado, D. N. ., Ibrahim, M. J. ., Muhammad, R. N. ., & Adama, T. Z. . (2024). Comparative Performance of Four Breeds of Broiler Chickens Fed a Popular Commercial Diet in Kuta. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 678–681. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5710

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