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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Effect of different sources of drinking water on the performance of commercial broiler chicken

Author(s):
S Kalita, JD Mahanta, D Sapcota, R Saikia, MC Borah, S Laskar and P Deka
Abstract:
An investigation was carried out to study the effect of physical qualities of drinking water of different water sources on the performance of broiler chicken. The study showed average total water consumption (l/bird) of broiler chicken offered untreated pond water was lowest and highest for bore well water. After treatment of water the total water consumption per bird increased numerically for all the groups. The overall water/ feed consumption ratio was highest for untreated rain water (4.07). The total feed consumption of broiler chicken offered both untreated and treated bore well water was numerically higher. The bore well water offered broiler chicken of both untreated and treated exhibited significantly (P<0.05) highest final body weight. The treatment of water showed significantly (P<0.05) increased body weight of broiler chicken offered bore well, pond and rain water. Among the untreated sources of drinking water, the broiler chicken offered tube well and pond water exhibited the best FCR values of 1.77. The treatment of drinking water improved the FCR values numerically for all the five sources of water. Among the untreated and treated sources, highest BPEI values were shown by the broiler chicken offered rain and bore well water. Cent per cent livability was found to be the broiler chicken offered treated drinking water.
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How to cite this article:
S Kalita, JD Mahanta, D Sapcota, R Saikia, MC Borah, S Laskar and P Deka. Effect of different sources of drinking water on the performance of commercial broiler chicken. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 67-69.

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