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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 

Vol. 3(3), pp. 54-59. March, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7874 

 DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2015.004

 

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Comparative studies on the effect of different levels of crude protein on Growth performance and Blood profiles of broiler chicks raised in North Central Nigeria

 

1Inuwa, M., 2Makinde, O.J, 2Babajide, S.E., 1Ajibade, A. J., 1Ariyo, S. O., 1Abdulsallam, A. 1Babatunde, K.O., 1Alli-Balogun, A.S., 1Ande, S.A. and 3Atsumbe, J.A

 

1Department of Animal Production Technology, Federal College of Wildlife Management, PMB 268, New Bussa, Nigeria.

2Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

3Department of Agricultural Education, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.

Corresponding Author’s Email- kosigirijr@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 24 February 2015

 
Abstract

 

In order to compare the effect of different crude protein levels on growth performance and blood profiles of broiler chicks in north central Nigeria, 150 day-old-chicks were allotted to 21%, 22%, 23%, 24% and 25% CP dietary groups in a Completely Randomised Design. Diet with 23%CP was served as the Control diet (NRC, 1994). Data on growth performance revealed that birds fed 22%CP diet had significantly (P<0.05) higher weight than those fed other levels of crude protein. Average daily feed intake was not affected (P>0.05) by the dietary treatments. Also, data obtained on haematological parameters and serum biochemical indices revealed that all the parameters measured were not (P>0.05) influenced by the treatments. It was concluded that 22%CP level should be maintained for broiler chicks in north central Nigeria.

Keywords: Broilers, crude protein, growth performance, blood profiles.
 

 

How to cite this article: Inuwa M, Makinde OJ, Babajide SE, Ajibade AJ, Ariyo SO, Abdulsallam A, Babatunde KO, Alli-Balogun AS, Ande SA, Atsumbe JA (2015). Comparative studies on the effect of different levels of crude protein on Growth performance and Blood profiles of broiler chicks raised in North Central Nigeria. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res.  3(3):54-59. 

 

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