Carcass and Organ Characteristics of Broiler Chicken Fed Boiled Mango Kernel Composite Meal
A study on carcass and organ characteristics of broiler chicken fed boiled mango kernel composite meal (BMKCM) was carried out using complete randomized design (CRD). One hundred and eighty (180) broiler chickens were randomly allotted to four dietary treatments comprising of 0% (control), 10%, 15% and 20% inclusion levels of boiled mango kernel composite meal for T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively. Each treatment was replicated thrice with fifteen (15) birds per replicate. The results of this study showed that there were no significant differences (P< 0.05) across treatments with respect to meat yield and meat distributions among carcass cut-off parts. In terms of organ weights, significant differences (P< 0.05) were observed in the heart, liver, kidney, spleen and gizzard weights, however, the result did not follow a regular pattern implying that, treatment would not have accounted for these differences. It is therefore concluded that, boiled mango kernel composite meal could be used up to 20% in the diets of broiler chickens without compromising the carcass and organ weights.
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