Journal of Animal and Poultry Sciences (JAPSC)
Vol 5(3), 2016
Production performance of hubbard broilers with different floor spaces under hot climatic conditions of
pakistan Naeem*, N. Tahir, and F. Shahzad
The experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of four stocking densities on the production performance i.e. Weight Gain, Feed Consumption, Feed Conversion ratio (FCR) and Mortality of Hubbard broilers chicks. Four of the stocking density treatments; 10birds/m², 12birds/m², 9birds/m² and 8birds/m² were provided to the four groups A, B, C and D, respectively. The experiment was conducted for 2 to 6 week of age of the birds (7 days adaptation period and 35 days experimental period). Water and feed were provided ad libitum. Twenty three hours light was provided. When the data calculated for weight gain, feed intake, and feed conversion ratio was analyzed statistically; the difference between the stocking density treatments was found to be non-significant. Mortality for the four groups A, B, C and D was recorded as 6.67, 10.00, 3.33 and 0.00 percent, respectively. However, the birds those were highly stocked showed the highest mortality in the study.
Key words: Broiler Production, Performance, Stocking Density, Hot Climate