Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chickens Raised on Dual and Triple Phase Feeding Regimes

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  • I. F. Etuk Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria
  • P. E. Nwadavid Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria
  • E .B. Etuk Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria

Keywords:

broilers, carcass, Phase feeding

Abstract

Dual phase and triple phase feeding regimes were assessed with respect to carcass and organ parameters of broilers, as well as proximate analysis of its meat. The dual phase feeding regimes T1 (28 days starter mash, 28 days finisher mash), T2 (35 days starter mash, 21 days finisher mash), T3 (21 days starter mash, 35 days finisher mash) and two triple phase feeding regimes T4 (7 days starter mash, 14 days grower mash, 35 days finisher mash), T5 (21 days starter mash, 14 days grower mash, 21 days finisher mash) were adopted. A total of 120 broilers were allocated to these five treatments at the rate of 24 birds per treatment which were subdivided into 3 replicates with 8 birds per replicate. Analysis of carcass parts after 56 days trial shows weight of breast part in T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 were 518.87g, 526.05g, 499.44g, 491.29g and 482.69g respectively. Breast part in T2 was significantly higher (p<0.05) than that in the two triple phase regimes. Thigh weight varied significantly (p<0.05), but with no specific trend. However, there was no significant difference (p>0.05) that could be attributed to feeding regimes used in this trial in terms of liver weight, abdominal fat weight, wing weight, drumstick weight and heart weight. But the head weight, gizzard weight and intestine weight differed significantly (p<0.050) amongst treatments.

Author Biographies

I. F. Etuk, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

P. E. Nwadavid, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

E .B. Etuk, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology, 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Etuk, I. F. ., Nwadavid, P. E. ., & Etuk, E. .B. . (2024). Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chickens Raised on Dual and Triple Phase Feeding Regimes. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1159–1161. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6240

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