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Energy and Protein Requirements of Namakkal Chicken-1

P.Parthipan, M.Moorthy, K.Mani and A.Natrajan

Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637 002, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2020: 97 (4) - pages 25 to 26
(Received: August, 2017, Accepted: November, 2017)


A study was conducted to determine the effect of different levels of dietary energy and protein on Namakkal chicken-1 Nine experimental diets are formulated with three levels of dietary energy (2700, 2800 and 2900 ME kcal/kg) and three levels of protein (19, 20 and 21) to form different treatment groups. All the birds was reared under open sided housing system up to 8 weeks of age and weekly body weight, feed intake and mortality was recorded. Considering body weight and weight gain, it can be concluded that TANUVAS Namakkal chicken-1 needed 2900kcal/kg ME and 19 per cent crude protein diet for optimum performance during chick phase (0-8 weeks).

Key Words: Energy, Crude protein Namakkal chicken-1

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