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Growth performance of colored (Hubbard) broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) fed with commercial ration supplemented varying levels of frozen black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) under confined condition

By: Niña Mae R. Villar

Key Words: Black soldier fly larvae, Commercial feeds, Colored broiler chickens

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 17(2), 48-56, August 2020.

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This study was conducted atcmU Poultry Production Project, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon to evaluate the effect of Black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) on the growth performance of colored broiler chickens. A total of 48-day old chicks regardless of sex were used in the study. These were randomly distributed into four treatments which were replicated three times with 4 birds per replication and these were observed for 38 days under supplementation of varying levels of Black soldier fly larvae (Hermitia illucens). The experimental treatments were as follows: Treatment 1- 100% commercial feeds (control), Treatment 2- 95% commercial feeds + 5% g Black soldier fly larvae, Treatment 3- 90% commercial feeds + 10% g Black soldier fly larvae, Treatment 4- 85% commercial feeds + 15% g Black soldier fly larvae, The result of this study revealed non-significant differences among treatment means on the average initial weight as well as the final weight, total weight gain, and average daily gain weight. A highly significant result was observed among treatment means at (P<0.05) in average feed consumption and average treatment consumption. A significant result was observed at (P<0.05) in feed efficiency.

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Growth performance of colored (Hubbard) broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) fed with commercial ration supplemented varying levels of frozen black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) under confined condition

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Niña Mae R. Villar.
Growth performance of colored (Hubbard) broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) fed with commercial ration supplemented varying levels of frozen black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) under confined condition.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 17(2), 48-56, August 2020.
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