Utilization of different peanut oil levels on broiler chickens feed and its effects in their performance

Ayman A. Ahmed, Abdelbasit B. Habib


Background: An experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of different levels of peanut oil on broiler performance. It was carried out in open house system in the Poultry Unit of the Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Materials and methods: A total of 128, unsexed one- day old hybrid broiler chicks were purchased from Ommat Commercial Company. Complete randomize design was used in this experiment. All diets were formulated to be iso-caloric and iso-nitrogenous to meet the nutrient requirements of broilers. Birds were randomly distributed to four dietary treatment groups of thirty two chicks each. The treatments included 0, 2, 4 and 6% Peanut oil /ton feed respectively. Each treatment was subdivided into 4 replicates of 8 birds each. The feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio values of broiler chicks were recorded weekly throughout the experimental period.

Results: The study revealed that the effect of feeding different levels of pea nut oil on growth parameters such as body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and dressing percentage was significantly improved (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The result indicated that 2% level of peanut oil addition was the best in broiler performance especially body weight gain and feed intake which reflect desirable performance economically.

Keywords: Broiler chickens, peanut oil, Performance.

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DOI Prefix: 10.20286