The effects of bean sprout (Vigna radiata) as feed supplement on food intake and digestibility, body weight gain and feather growth in poultry

Hazel Annessa, Doblin (2017) The effects of bean sprout (Vigna radiata) as feed supplement on food intake and digestibility, body weight gain and feather growth in poultry. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A surge in demand to obtain an affordable yet highly nutritious poultry diet leads to the experimental design of using bean sprouts or "tauge" as feed supplement in poultry. It is reported that this plant species is a good ingredient in substituting the current commercial feed for broiler chickens. This study aims to determine the effect bean sprouts as feed supplement on food intake and digestibility, body weight gain and feathers growth in poultry. A total of 20 one day-old chicks were allocated randomly into 2 different treatments with 10 chicks per treatment, Control Diet (Commercial feed) and Treatment Diet (90% Commercial feed + 10% bean sprouts). The duration of this experiment is approximately 5 weeks. The food intake and digestibility were determined by weighing the balance between the mass of food given and food leftover each day and also the faecal output mass. The body weight and the length of feathers were measured weekly in order to evaluate the body weight gain and the feathers growth. In this study, treatment diet has no significant effect (p>0.05) on the food intake and digestibility, body weight gain and feather growth in chickens.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bean sprouts, commercial feed broiler, food intake and digestibility, body weight gain, feather growth, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2020 06:47
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 06:47
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/32051

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