Influence of Camellia sinensis on Broilers Performance
Mohsin Ali Alias Mehran Khan Solangi1, Gulfam Ali Mughal1, Asad Ali Khaskheli1*, Turab Ali Korejo3, Nazeer Ahmed Rajput2, Qurban Ali Memon3 and Maqsood Ahmed Kumbhar4
Research was performed on 192 broiler chicks at experimental poultry farm, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam. The birds were distributed into 4 groups A, B, C and D containing 48 chicks in each. Birds of group A were supplemented with 5g/L Camellia sinensis, group B with 10g/L, group C with 15g/L, while group D was control. The findings of the current study revealed higher feed intake (4480g/b), water intake (8960ml/b), live body weight (2356.8g/b), weight gain (2322.8g/b), carcass weight (1381.8g/b) in group D (control) and lower feed intake (4006g/b), water intake (8012g/b), live body weight (2081.2g/b), weight gain (2046.5g/b), carcass weight (1199.1g/b) were recorded in group C. Further, better FCR (1.85) was observed in A group followed by B (1.9), D (1.9) and C (1.92) groups, respectively. Maximum relative weight of heart (13.53%), liver (61.1%), spleen (2.26%), proventiculus (58.13%), intestine (102.2%) and fat pad (81.41%) were found in D group (control) and minimum in C group. Mortality percent was equally higher in A group (2%), B (2%) and D (2%) compared to C (1%). Considerable (P < 0.05) variation was seen among A, B, C and D groups for feed and water intake. Prominent (P < 0.05) variation was also noticed for carcass weight of birds in D group compared to A, B group compared to C. In conclusion live body weight, consumption of water and feed, weight of carcass and overall weight gain were noted to be higher in group D. FCR was found better in the group A. Relative organs weight and mortality rate was found minimum in group C.