Effect Of Dried Orange Peels As Feed Replacement And Stocking Density On Broiler Productive Performance


Zainab O.H., Khasraw A. A. and Saman A.R

Halabja University, Halabja, Kurdistan Region of IRAQ
Department of Animal production/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences/Sulaimani University, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of IRAQ

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17656/jzs.10568

Abstract

This study was conducted at the poultry farm of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sulaimani, in Bakrajo from 8/8/2014 to 1/1/2015. The experiment included managing and treating the birds at the farm to obtain the effect of Dried Orange Peels (DOP) levels on production performance of Ross-308 broilers at the 15- 42 days of age. The experiment was divided into five periods; each period lasted 7 days except fifth period lasted 15- 42 days. The birds were treated with different levels of DOP and different stocking density. The experimental treatments included eight treatments as following: T1: Control Diet + 0% dried orange peel+ normal stocking density (8 birds/m2). T2: CD + 0% dried orange peel+ high stocking density (12 birds/m2). T3: CD + 3% dried orange peel+ normal stocking density. T4: CD + 3% dried orange peel+ high stocking density. T5: CD + 6% dried orange peel+ normal stocking density. T6: CD + 6% dried orange peel+ high stocking density. T7: CD+ 9% dried orange peel+ normal stocking density. T8: CD + 9% dried orange peel+ high stocking density. The results obtained from this study showed that the effect of Dried Orange Peels (DOP) levels and stocking density significantly (P≤0.05) affected feed intake, body weight, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio.

Key Words: Broilers, Dried Orange Peels, Stocking Density


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