The effect of supplementing garlic powder and the probiotics (Biomin Imbo) to the diet on laying hens performances
AbstractThis study was conducted at the poultry farm belong to Animal Resources department, College of Agriculture, University of AL- Anbar. The objective of this study was to study the effect of adding different levels of garlic powder and probiotics (Biomin Imbo) to the diet on laying hens performances. Eighty laying hens (shaver, with white egg shell) 42 weeks old were used in this study. The hens were randomly distributed into five treatments, four replicate per treatment four hens in each replicate (16 birds/ treatment). Garlic powder was added to the diets at the levels of 0.5% and 1.0% while probiotics was added at the levels of 0.25% and 0.5%. The study was continuing for six periods (28 days/period). The results showed significant improvement in T3,T4 and T5 as compared with T2 and T1 (control) in most productive parameters included hen day egg production, egg weight, egg mass and feed conversion ratio. As well as significant improvement in live body weight for T1, T3, T4 and T5 over T2. No significant differences among treatments were found in feed intake during all production periods.
- garlic powder --- probiotics --- --- egg weight --- egg mass --- feed conversion ratio
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