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Effects of the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) on Growth Performance and Egg Quality of ISA Brown Laying Hens

Effects of the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) on Growth Performance and Egg Quality of ISA Brown Laying Hens

Tasya Nur Karina1, Osfar Sjofjan2, Tri Eko Susilorini2, Muhammad Halim Natsir2*

1Post Graduate Student of Faculty of Animal Science, University of Brawijaya, Malang 65145, Indonesia; 2Faculty of Animal Science, University of Brawijaya, Malang 65145, Indonesia.

 
*Correspondence | Muhammad Halim Natsir, Faculty of Animal Science, University of Brawijaya, Malang 65145, Indonesia; Email: emhanatsir@ub.ac.id

ABSTRACT

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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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

September

Vol. 10, Iss. 9, Pages 1887-2089

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