Effect Yellow corn and Soybean with Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and Peas (Pisum sativum) on Productive Performance and Physiological Traits of Broiler Chicks
Keywords:Yellow corn, Soybean, sorghum, Peas, Broiler Chicks
This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of replacement of sorghum (white corn) instead of yellow corn and protein peas instead protein soybean meal on the productive performance and some blood traits of broilers. A total of 72 unsexed one day old chicks. Chicks were randomly all treated into three groups in three replicates of 8 chicks/ replicate. During the experimental period 49 day two diets were fed started and grower. The treatments were as follows: First treatment (T1) was containing sorghum instead of yellow corn. Treatment (T2) was containing protein peas instead of protein soybean meal. Treatment (T3) was control diet. The results of this study indicated that: No significant difference (p<0.05) between control group and other treatment groups in body weight gain. Feed intake and feed conversion ratio were increased significantly in treatment (T1 and T2) comparing with control group.
The hematological and serum biochemical parameters show highly significant increase (P<0.05) in T1 and T2 than compared with control group