Effect of Feeding Corn Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (cDDGS) on Egg Quality Traits in Commercial Layers
Ekta D. Sedmake K. K. Khose S. J. Manwar M. A. Gole M. R. Wade S. M. Wankhede
Vol 8(8), 273-284
The present experiment was conducted involving 180 layer chickens (BV- 300) for period of 10 weeks. The birds were randomly distributed into 5 treatment groups T1 (Control), T2, T3, T4 and T5 having 4 replicates of 9 layer birds each. The birds in treatment group T1 fed basal ration as per the recommendation of BV-300 layer strain and treatment groups T2, T3, T4 and T5 were offered diets containing 5, 10, 15 and 20% corn DDGS replacing soybean meal. Egg weight in control group T1 was significantly (P<0.01) higher compared to all other groups. The shape index of eggs from treatment group T5 was significantly (P<0.05) higher as compared to control group. The control group T1 was recorded significantly (P<0.01) higher egg surface area as compared to all other DDGS supplemented groups. The albumin index from control group T1 was recorded significantly (P<0.05) highest as compared to treatment group T2 receiving diet at 5% corn DDGS. There was non-significant difference in all treatment groups for the yolk index, haugh unit and percent egg shell weight. The treatment groups from T2, T3, T4 and T5 recorded significantly (P<0.01) increased yolk colour score as compared to control group. The egg shell thickness from treatment group T5 was significantly (P<0.01) increased as compared to control group. It may be concluded that the inclusion of corn DDGS at 20 % in layer diets found to improve egg quality parameters such as shape index, yolk colour score and egg shell thickness which is beneficial for egg processing industry.
Keywords : Corn DDGS Layers External Egg Quality Internal Egg Quality
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