Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(3), pp. 54-59. March, 2015.
Full Length Research
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.
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Accepted 24 February 2015
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.
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.