Utilisation of Whole (unground) Millet by Laying Birds

Authors(1) :-Magaji A. S.

This study investigated the effect of ground and whole (unground) millets based diets on the performance of laying birds. The experiment consisted of three treatments. Three treatments were allocated to birds fed diets with ground millet, whole (unground) millet the control treatment of maize based diet. Each treatment was allocated 60 birds divided into 10 replicates. Feed and water were given ad-libtum. Feeding ground or unground millet based showed no significant (p>0.05) effect on the feed intake of laying birds, however birds fed unground millet based diet had the highest consumption of 104.91g/b/d. Similarly, birds with higher feed consumption (unground millet) had the highest egg production value of 76.20%. This value was significantly higher than that of the control diet (68.18%) but not significantly different with the ground millet based diet (70.93%). It can be concluded that millet is better utilized by laying birds in any form (ground or whole) than maize.

Authors and Affiliations

Magaji A. S.
Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina. Nigeria

Laying birds, Ground Millet, Unground Millet, Egg Production

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 357-359
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173890
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Magaji A. S., " Utilisation of Whole (unground) Millet by Laying Birds, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.357-359, November-December-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173890

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