Effect of Slaughter House Wastes as a Non-Conventional Protein Replacement for Fish Meal on Growth and Carcass Traits of Broiler Chickens
A. R. Kolo Olufemi O. Egbewande Hadiza G Ibrahim Akeem Babatunde Sikiru
Vol 11(11), 11-19
Fishmeal is one of the most expensive ingredients used in broiler feed production and this necessitate the search for cheaper alternatives. Upon this background, a study was carried out using 150 unsexed one-day old broiler chicks distributed randomly into 6 experimental groups designated as T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 fed diets containing 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 % of slaughter house processed animal waste as replacement for fish meal. The result indicated significant difference in growth, dressed weight, breast muscle, drumstick, thigh, and wing of the broiler chickens (p<0.05). There were also significant differences observed in the total protein, globulin, cholesterol, urea, ALT and AST (p<0.05). Based on the finding of this study, it was concluded that the inclusion of slaughter house as replacement for fish meal at 25 and 100 percent in broiler chickens was recommended as alternative to fish meal in broiler chicken diets.
Keywords : Broiler Chickens Blood Biochemical Carcass Growth Slaughter House Waste
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