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Article Number - FB7861454047


Vol.5(5), pp. 34-36 , July 2015
DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JFAS2015.0025
ISSN: 1937-3244



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Evaluation of the performance of laying hens placed on drinking water fortified with waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd) aqueous extract



Sanda M. E.
  • Sanda M. E.
  • Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.
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Oyinane, S. I.
  • Oyinane, S. I.
  • Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.
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 Received: 15 May 2015  Accepted: 09 July 2015  Published: 30 July 2015

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This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd) aqueous extract on the performance of laying hens. This study was arranged in a completely randomized design with five treatments (T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5) with 0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 ml of waterleaf aqueous extract (WAE), respectively in their drinking water. Forty (40) Nera black hens at 24 weeks of age were randomly allocated into five treatments of two replicates with eight hens per treatment. Variables measured were feed intake, hen day production, feed conversion ratio, daily water intake and body weight, Feed conversion ratio of T3 (100 ml WAE) was significantly higher (P<0.05) than the control and other treatments. Hen day egg production, feed intake, and water intake, of Treatment 2 (50 ml WAE) was significantly higher (P<0.05) than other treatments. In conclusion, this study showed that 50 ml and 100 ml WAE increased egg production.
 
Key words: Talinum triangulare, layers, performance, fortified drinking water.

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APA Sanda, M. E., & Oyinane, S. I. (2015). Evaluation of the performance of laying hens placed on drinking water fortified with waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd) aqueous extract. ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 5(5), 34-36.
Chicago Sanda M. E. and Oyinane, S. I.. "Evaluation of the performance of laying hens placed on drinking water fortified with waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd) aqueous extract." ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences 5, no. 5 (2015): 34-36.
MLA S, et al. "Evaluation of the performance of laying hens placed on drinking water fortified with waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd) aqueous extract." ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences 5.5 (2015): 34-36.
   
DOI 10.5897/ISABB-JFAS2015.0025
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/ISABB-JFAS/article-abstract/FB7861454047

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