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Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Powder on the Performance of Commercial Broiler Chicken

Dimpi Choudhury Joga Dev Mahanta Deben Sapcota B. N. Saikia Rafiqul Islam
Vol 8(7), 182-191

A study was undertaken to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder on the performance of commercial broiler chicken. A total of 144 numbers of day-old commercial broiler chicks with uniform body weight were randomly divided into four groups viz. T0 (standard basal diet as control), T1 (basal diet + 0.25% turmeric powder), T2 (basal diet + 0.50% turmeric powder) and T3(basal diet + 0.75% turmeric powder) comprising 36 chicks in each group. The final body weight was significantly (P≤0.05) higher in T3 group (2134.56 g) followed by T2 (2049.36 g), T1 (1963.97 g) and T0 (1900.28 g). In respect of overall FCR, the T3 group showed the best FCR value of 1.71 followed by T2 (1.75), T1 (1.81) and T0 (1.88). The study revealed that there was increased body weight, improved FCR, highest BPEI and higher gross profit per bird offered with 0.75 per cent turmeric powder in feed.

Keywords : Broilers Body Weight FCR Gross Profit Turmeric Powder

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