Carcass, Organ Weights and Egg Quality Characteristics of Guinea Fowl Layers Fed Varying Levels of Butterfly Pea Leaf (Centrosema Pubescens) Meal
- Ahaotu, E.O. - Nwafor, C. - Onyebuchukwu, P. A. - Okpara, O.
- Facultad de Recursos Naturales
- Datos de publicación:
- Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research, Vol.7, N°1, 37-51, 2019
- Gallina de Guinea - Centrosema pubescens - Numida meleagris - Huevos
- Producción Alimentaria 
- This study was conducted to investigate the effects of different protein levels on growth of guinea fowl keets (Numida meleagris) of the same age under an intensive system in a typical poultry house from 6th week to 12th week of age. They were fed commercial broiler starter for two weeks and maintained on same diet of 18% crude protein for 5 weeks of age and given water ad libitum. The birds were separated into three pens. One hundred and twenty old guinea fowls were assigned at growing period on 3 dietary protein levels of 14, 16 and 18% crude protein (CP) on the same metabolizable energy level of 2800 kcal/ kg. The study conducted at the Poultry Unit of Teaching and Research Farm, Imo State Polytechnic was used to test the performance of the guinea fowl layer birds. The birds were killed at the owner’s farm by cutting the neck through the jugular vein. There was significant difference (P <0.05) in feed intakebetween the three treatments. The internal organs for the treatments were not significantly different