Effect of ascorbic acid supplementation to the diets of indigenous venda hens on productivity of their progenies aged 8 to 13 weeks

A. A. Adesola, J. W. Ng'ambi, D. Norris

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    An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of ascorbic acid supplementation level to the diets of indigenous Venda hens on egg production, hatchability and subsequent productivity of the chicks. The first part of the study determined the effect of ascorbic acid supplementation level to the diets of Venda hens on feed intake, egg production, egg weight, hatchability and chick hatch weight. A complete randomized design was used. The second part of the study determined the effect of ascorbic acid supplementation level to the diets of Venda hens on performance of the chicks between 8 and 13 weeks of age. A total of 150 male and female chickens that hatched from the first part of the study were used according to the treatments and replicates from which they hatched. A 2 (males and females) X 5 (dietary ascorbic acid levels for the hens) factorial arrangement in a complete randomized design was used. Ascorbic acid requirements of indigenous Venda hens for optimal productivity were variable and depended on the production parameter in question. These results have a lot of implication on ration formation for indigenous Venda hens.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-104
    Number of pages8
    JournalIndian Journal of Animal Research
    Volume47
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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    Ascorbic Acid
    hens
    South Africa
    ascorbic acid
    Diet
    Ovum
    diet
    chicks
    egg production
    Weights and Measures
    Chickens
    egg weight
    feed intake
    chickens

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    • veterinary(all)

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    In: Indian Journal of Animal Research, Vol. 47, No. 2, 06.2013, p. 97-104.

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