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Vol. 8, Issue 11 (2019)

Juvenile growth, efficiency and phenotypic correlation of body weight and growth traits of native Nusuri × broiler crosses under intensive management system

Author(s):
Soubhagya Muduli, NC Behura, L Samal, Jessy Bagh, Abhijeet Champati and HK Popalghat
Abstract:
A study was conducted to evaluate the performance of Native Nusuri × Broiler chicks up to 8 weeks of age under intensive system of rearing. Hundred eight (108) day old chicks from a single hatch were divided into three replicate groups of 36 each. Body weights (BW) of all birds were recorded at day-one and at weekly interval up to 8 weeks. The feed consumption was recorded replicate wise on weekly basis. Mortality was recorded daily replicate wise. Linear body measurements were recorded at 8th week of age. The body weight of male and female chicks at 0 day was 39.28 ± 0.25g and 38.91 ± 0.14g and the 8th week body weight was 996.17 ± 1.16g and 790.44 ± 3.74g respectively. In male chicks, the weekly body weight gain was significantly (p<0.05) higher at all (1st to 8th) age compared to female chicks. The weekly body weight gain increased with increase in age up to 6th week and there after declined. Highest weekly weight gain was observed during 6th week in both male chicks (218.22±1.44g) and female chicks (160.00±0.54g). During 1st week, the FCR and FCE of Native Nusuri × Broiler cross chicks were 1.43±0.02 and 0.70±0.003 respectively. At 8th week, the weekly FCR and FCE values were 2.51±0.13 and 0.40±0.006 respectively. The weekly FCR values increased with advancement of age while the FCE values decreased. At 8th week, the cumulative FCR and FCE values were 1.96±0.06 and 0.40±0.006 respectively. The keel length of males (8.51±0.07cm) was significantly (p≤0.01) higher than those of females (8.05±0.04cm). The body length of males was 31.22±0.34cm, which is significantly (p≤0.05) higher than those of female (29.39±0.32cm). The breast angle of males was found to be 39.21±0.42° which was significantly (p<0.01) than those of females with a mean value of 32.50±0.25°.
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How to cite this article:
Soubhagya Muduli, NC Behura, L Samal, Jessy Bagh, Abhijeet Champati, HK Popalghat. Juvenile growth, efficiency and phenotypic correlation of body weight and growth traits of native <em>Nusuri</em> × broiler crosses under intensive management system. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(11):258-263.

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