Science Investigatory Project

Topics: Aloe vera, Vitamin, Broiler Pages: 26 (3096 words) Published: February 22, 2015
Timber City Academy
Butuan City

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) as Chick Growth Enhancer

Grade 8 Cypress

Gwyneth Marie Vasquez
Kylie Gianne Ong
Josiah Marie P. Nakila

September 2013

ABSTRACT
The study is entitled “Aloe Vera as Chick Growth Enhancer”. Specifically, it sought to find out the efficacy of Aloe Vera as a growth enhancer in broiler chicks. The study aims to produce a low-priced but high quality growth enhancer by using Aloe Vera as a main component. Twenty-one day old straight run broiler chicks were used in the study and were distributed to a cage with a dimension of (33 x 57). The cage was further subdivided into two cages for the different treatments with two birds per cage. Fresh leaves of Aloe Vera were then extracted, 5ml per liter of water. Feeding troughs and waters were also provided for each cage. The set up was composed of experimental and control group. The experimental group was being provided with water containing the Aloe Vera gel. In the other hand, the control group was being provided with only pure water. Data were collected to gather relevant information. The results obtained regarding performance of the broilers showed that Aloe Vera gel groups brought about higher body weight gain, growth, quality of feathers and immune system compared to the control group. From the investigation, the researchers would like to recommend this study to the people of the poultry business who would pursue the Aloe Vera as Chick Growth Enhancer to improve the performance of broiler chicks. Also, further research should be made especially on the right amounts of Aloe Vera in water to achieve a better mixture and produce a better product.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This study would have been impossible without the support and encouragement of many individuals who have given their time, efforts and advice to this study: Mr. Ronel Deloso, their adviser, for having encouraged the researchers to pursue this project, having assisted them in the process of their experiment and for having shared his knowledge in writing this study; Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rony Vasquez, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ong, and Mr. Malvin Tan and Mrs. Mildred Nakila for the financial and moral support and for believing in them in all their endeavors; also to their friends, classmates and teachers for motivating them to continue this study; Their brothers, Gabrielle, Keith and Joshua for endlessly inspiring them and for offering their help, regardless if it’s big or small; Mr. Raffy K. Fortun, for assisting them in taking care of the chicks and for providing the cages needed for the experiment, for sharing them his expertise and for his suggestions and recommendations to improve the study; Mr. Glenn R. Galendez, for his undying support and faith in them that they were capable of accomplishing this study; and To Almighty God for the wisdom and perseverance that He has bestowed upon them and for endlessly showering them with blessings of strength and confidence to finish this study.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………...........i Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………………………….ii Chapter 1………………………………………….……………………………………………..1 Introduction
Background of the Study
Objective of the Study
Scope and Limitation
Significance of the Study
Chapter 2……………………………………………………………….………………………..4 Review of Related Literature
Chapter 3………………………………………………………………………..……………….6 Methodology
Chapter 4…………………………………………………………………..…………………….7 Results and Discussion
Chapter 5……………………………………………………………………………………….10 Summary
Conclusion
Recommendation
Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………….12 Appendices………………………………………………….………………………………….14 Curriculum Vitae……………………………………………………………………………….20

CHAPTER I
Broiler production is regarded to be one of the biggest and most progressive animal enterprises in the Philippines today. It represents 85 percent of poultry meat that Filipinos consume. As human population increases, the...
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