Comparative Growth Performance of Japanese Quail (Coturnix Japonica) Fed with Home-Mixed and Commercial Ration
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The effect of home-mixed feed as compared to commercial feed on the performance of Japanese quail was examined. The trials were conducted for five weeks among randomly selected forty-day-old Japanese quails. A total of 40 Japanese quails were randomly distributed to two treatments were applied namely; T1 for commercial ration and T2 for home-mixed ration and replicated four times. They were individually placed in separate cages according to treatment. Data were gathered such as body weight gain (BWG), feed consumption (FC) and mortality rate (MR) weekly. Statistical analysis was computed using Analysis of Variance for Complete Randomized Design (CRD) through Statistical Package for Social Science Software (SPSS) version 20 with homogeneity of variance tests using Lavine’s test. Findings revealed that Japanese quail under treatment of home-mixed ration has lower body weight gain compared to Japanese quail under commercial ration. Weekly weight gains of Japanese quail only showed significant differences on the first week of experimental feeding trial. The same observations were noted on feed conversion ratio, and no significant differences on feed intake were observed from both commercial and home-mixed ration. The study concluded that home-mixed and commercial ration has the same effects to growth performance of Japanese quail. It is then recommended that further studies will be conducted parallel to this study with varying environment. Moreover, this study will be encouraged in teaching among animal science students considering that people all over the world are diverting their attention towards the meat and eggs of other poultry species like quails, ostriches and emus to enhance per capita protein availability for human consumptions.
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TY - CONF AU - Sittie Omayyah M. Paca PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/15 TI - Comparative Growth Performance of Japanese Quail (Coturnix Japonica) Fed with Home-Mixed and Commercial Ration BT - Proceedings of the 1 st International Conference on Information Technology and Education (ICITE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 584 EP - 587 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.301 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201214.301 ID - Paca2020 ER -