Effect of Cardamom and Ginger Powder Supplementation on Growth Performance in Caged Broilers
Ramkumar Thakur Neeraj Ramesh Pandey Amit Kumar Singh Abhishek Nagar
Vol 10(12), 155-162
Use of antibiotics has been found to have negative effects on broiler health and its production therefore; there is a need for supplementation of herbal ingredients in broiler feed. An experiment was conducted on herbal dietary supplementation of Cardamom and Ginger powder to study its effect on growth performance in caged broilers. A total of 48-day old broiler chicks of same hatch were procured and randomly divided into four groups with three sub groups comprising of 3 chicks in each to serve as replicates T0 (control) had standard ration as per NRC; T1 ration was supplemented with 0.5g Cardamom powder /kg feed; T2 ration was supplemented with 0.5g Ginger powder /kg feed and T3 ration was supplemented with 0.25g Cardamom+ 0.25g Ginger powder /kg feed. The birds were reared in battery type cages under standard management practices from day-old to five weeks of age. Statistically analyzed data shown that the average body weight was significantly (p<0.05) highest in T3 group followed by T1, T2 and T0 group. Similar trend was seen in the case of feed intake where significantly higher (p<0.05) feed intake was found in T3 group followed by T1, T2 and T0 group. It can be concluded from this study that caged broilers supplemented with 0.25g Cardamom+ 0.25g Ginger powder /kg feed may perform well in caged conditions in terms of improved body weight and feed intake.
Keywords : Body Weight Caged Broilers Cardamom Ginger Feed Intake
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