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Table 4 Effects of processed cocoa pod husk meal (PCHM) on performance of broiler chickens

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

  D1, control D2, 4% PCHM D3, 8% PCHM SEM P value
Starter phase (1 to 21 days)
 IBW (g/bird) 40.81 40.89 40.85 0.63 0.90
 BWG (g/bird) 906.94 959.62 931.08 19.97 0.62
 FI (g/bird) 1589.83b 1634.91b 1790.46a 33.93 0.01
 FCR 1.75 1.71 1.92 0.04 0.06
Grower phase (22 to 42 days)
 BWG (g/bird) 1537.25 1624.49 1843.08 67.75 1.66
 FI (g/bird) 2790.37 2716.28 2995.78 81.53 0.40
 FCR 1.81 1.67 1.63 0.04 0.10
Overall (0 to 42 days)      
 BWG (g/bird) 2444.19 2584.11 2774.16 82.00 0.28
 FI (g/bird) 4380.21 4351.19 4786.24 106.65 0.18
 FCR 1.79 1.69 1.73 0.02 0.16
  1. Means within a row with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. IBW initial body weight, BWG body weight gain, FI feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio, SEM standard error of mean