The use of poultry droppings as a dietary supplement of pre and post weaned lambs managed in the Sudan zone

  • IR Muhammad
  • LD Abubakar
  • Y Garba
  • SA Maigandi
Keywords: Lambs, Poultry droppings, Pre and Post weaning liveweight gain

Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine the effect of inclusion of poultry droppings in the diets of lambs on liveweight changes and mortality. Treatment one (T1) was a wheat bran diet without poultry droppings while
treatment two (T2) was a wheat bran diet with 100gm poultry droppings (T2). Data were collected on birth weight, weekly liveweight changes and mortality records during the study. Results revealed that pre and post weaning
liveweights did not show significant difference (P>0.05) between treatments. Lambs from the group fed diets with 100g poultry droppings had significantly (P<0.05) higher daily weight gain and survival. It is suggested therefore,
that it is beneficial to include 100gm of poultry droppings to the supplement of dams and lambs from birth up to 12 weeks post weaning.
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