This research is conducted to evaluate the effect of use Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) seed as additive on the growth performance and egg quality of ISA BROWN laying hens. The materials in this research were used date palm flour with different levels as follows, T0 = basal diet + 0% control, T1 = basal diet + 2.5% date palm flour, T2 = basal diet + 5% date palm flour, T3 = basal diet + 7.5% date palm flour, T4 = basal feed + 10% date palm flour. The variables observed were production performance and egg physical quality. This research used 125 laying hens aged 26 weeks, consisting of five treatments and five replications. Data analysis from this study Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT). The results show that the treatments had no significant effect (p >0.05) on production performance and egg physical quality. To sum up, using date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) has positive effect on the growth performance and egg quality of ISA BROWN laying hen because can be alternative feed ingredients to reduce production costs and maximize income.
Keywords | Date palm, Egg quality, Growth performance, Hen day production, Laying hens
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