Effects of partial replacement of groundnut cake with full fat soya on indigenous grower chicks
The effects of partial replacement of groundnut cake (GNC) with full fat Soya (FFS) on indigenous grower chicks' growth rate, performance efficiency ratio, weight gain and eviscerated weight was carried out. One hundred unselected, unsexed grower chicks with an average weight of 65 ± 0.12gm assigned to 4 treatment groups containing 20.0% GNCIO% RFFS 15% GNC/5% RFFS, 10% GNC/10% RFFS and 5% GNC/15% RFFS levels were used. Results indicated an average daily weight gain of 4.2gm, 4.8gm and 5.5gm for the treatment diets respectively. The 5% GNCI15% RFFS induced higher weight gain and feed conversion efficiency and performance efficiency ratio and carcass weight. Although there was negative correlation between full fat soya levels and the feed conversion efficiency while there was positive correlation between full fat soya level and growth rate performance efficiency and feed intake.
Key Words: Indigenous chickens, Fulfat soya, Groundnut cake, Performance