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Table 2 Composition of experimental diets (starter phase)

From: Processed cocoa pod husk dietary inclusion: effects on the performance, carcass, haematogram, biochemical indices, antioxidant enzyme and histology of the liver and kidney in broiler chicken

Ingredients (%) Diet 1, 0% PCHM Diet 2, 4% PCHM Diet 3, 8% PCHM
Maize 52.06 48.7 46.7
SBM 40.14 39.5 37.5
Fish meal 3 3 3
Bone meal 3 3 3
Oyster shell 0.9 0.9 0.9
Premix 0.3 0.3 0.3
Methionine 0.2 0.2 0.2
Lysine 0.15 0.15 0.15
Salt 0.25 0.25 0.25
PCHM 0 4 8
Chemical analysis (g/kg DM)
 Crude protein 23.60 23.55 23.05
 Crude fiber 3.68 4.16 4.58
Calculated analysis (g/kg DM)
 ME (kcal/kg) 2957.32 2923.51 2900.02
 Ca 1.66 1.65 1.65
 Available P 0.78 0.77 0.76
 Methionine 0.55 0.54 0.52
 Lysine 1.45 1.43 1.37
  1. PCHM processed cocoa pod husk meal