Performance of Broiler chicks with or without heat supplement under philippine climatic conditions

Topics: Broiler, Bachelor's degree, Feed conversion ratio Pages: 2 (265 words) Published: October 8, 2014
PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKS WITH OR WITHOUT SUPPLEMENTAL HEAT UNDER THE PHILIPPINE CLIMATIC CONDITION

RONA MAE C. GONZALES

An undergraduate baby thesis manuscript presented to the faculty of the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Central Luzon State University in Partial requirement for the degree

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE
(Animal Science)
PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKS WITH OR WITHOUT SUPPLEMENTAL HEAT UNDER THE PHILIPPINE CLIMATIC CONDITION

RONA MAE C. GONZALES

ABSTRACT
In Philippines, several trials were conducted to determine the effects of not providing supplemental heat to the performance of broiler chicks. The general objective of this study is to determine responses of broilers in terms of body weight, length of the feathers, feed consumption, average daily gain, and feed conversion ratio as influence by heat under Philippine condition. The study was also conducted to see the advantages and disadvantages of not giving supplemental heat in brooding period of chicks under the Philippine climatic condition, in terms of growth performance, physiological developments as well in economic efficiency. A total of 48 broiler chicks, day of age, were used in this study to determine their performance with or without supplemental heat under the Philippine climatic condition reared in a typical housing. The treatments were as follows: T1= with supplemental heat, T2= without supplemental heat. Results indicated that the performance of birds with heat supplementation and no heat supplementation in broiler chicks did not improved the production and growth performance. Heat supplementation and no heat supplementation did not significantly influence the length of the feathers, feed consumption, average daily gain, and only feed conversion is significant
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