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Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2018)

Effect of dietary inclusion of chocolate waste on laying performance and egg quality in Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

Author(s):
J Subhashini, L Radhakrishnan, S Ezhil Valavan and J Ramesh
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of graded levels of chocolate waste replacing maize on laying performance and egg quality in Japanese quails. The laying performance of Japanese quails was evaluated from 7 to 16 weeks of age on 300 Japanese quails with an average body weight of 216.27±0.94 g at 6 weeks of age. The quails were randomly allotted into 4 different treatment groups. Each treatment contained five replicates; each replicate had 15 quails (10 females and 5 males) with the sex ratio 2:1. Four experimental diets with different levels of chocolate waste were formulated as follows: T1 (control), T2 (5%), T3 (10%) and T4 (15%). During the experimental period, the feed efficiency per kg egg mass, hen day and hen housed egg production and egg quality were not statistically significant (p<0.05) between the treatment groups. No significant variation was observed in the per cent livability across the dietary treatments. Therefore, it could be concluded that chocolate waste can be safely incorporated up to 15 per cent in Japanese quail layer diet without affecting the laying performance and egg quality of Japanese quails.
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How to cite this article:
J Subhashini, L Radhakrishnan, S Ezhil Valavan, J Ramesh. Effect of dietary inclusion of chocolate waste on laying performance and egg quality in Japanese quails (<em>Coturnix coturnix japonica</em>). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):205-207.

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