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Effect of Sex Separate Rearing on Uniformity of Commercial Broiler Chicken Reared in Deep Litter System

Sanghamitra Kalita Kula Prasad Kalita Niranjan Kalita Joga Dev Mahanta Hassan Farooque Ahmed Rafiqul Islam
Vol 8(1), 79-83
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20170630041851

A total of 180 numbers of broiler chicks of 21 days of age were separated into male and female group on the basis of early appearance of comb in males. They were allotted to three treatment groups viz., T0 (mixed), T1 (male), and T2 (female)with 3 replicates of 20 chicks in each, reared up-to 42 days of age to evaluate the uniformity of body weight. At 4th week of age, highest uniformity was observed in T1 (male) group followed by both T0 (mixed) and T2 (female) group. At 5thand 6th week of age, highest uniformity was observed in T1 (male)group followed by T2 (female) and T0 (mixed). The study concluded that, the sex separated broilers showed the highest uniformity compared to the mixed flock.

Keywords : Broiler Chicken Deep Litter System Sex-Separate Rearing Uniformity

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