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Table 3 Performance of laying hens receiving different dietary treatments

From: Impact of adding natural bioactive mixture composed of lemon, onion, and garlic juice at different levels on productive performance, egg quality, and some blood parameters of commercial laying hens

Item Number of egg/hen Percentage of egg production Egg mass/hen (g) Average of egg weight (g) Feed consumption/hen/day Feed conversion
First period (28 days)
 Control (G1) 22.20 79.29 1265.07 56.94ab 119.71 2.63
 1% LOG (G2) 22.77 81.31 1328.88 58.32ab 126.35 2.61
 2% LOG (G3) 22.92 81.84 1288.44 56.20b 122.13 2.67
 3% LOG (G4) 22.92 81.84 1352.42 59.04a 117.81 2.44
 Overall mean ± SE 22.70 ± 0.22 81.07 ± 0.78 1308.70 ± 15.70 57.63 ± 0.32 121.50 ± 1.20 2.59 ± 0.04
Second period (28 days)
 Control (G1) 22.86b 75.60b 1326.21b 58.01 128.44 2.72a
 1% LOG (G2) 24.90a 82.34a 1489.48a 59.86 121.21 2.29b
 2% LOG (G3) 25.05a 82.84a 1463.08a 58.37 126.29 2.42b
 3% LOG (G4) 24.48ab 80.95ab 1449.27a 59.18 122.74 2.37b
 Overall mean ± SE 24.32 ± 0.24 80.43 ± 0.78 1432.01 ± 15.44 58.86 ± 0.30 124.67 ± 1.02 2.45 ± 0.03
Third period (28 days)
 Control (G1) 21.84 72.22 1278.72 58.55 124.26ab 2.73
 1% LOG (G2) 23.01 76.09 1399.71 60.79 129.96a 2.61
 2% LOG (G3) 22.95 75.89 1362.69 59.25 122.59ab 2.54
 3% LOG (G4) 23.01 76.09 1411.48 61.23 121.69b 2.43
 Overall mean ± SE 22.70 ± 0.22 75.07 ± 0.70 1363.15 ± 19.04 59.96 ± 0.53 124.63 ± 0.96 2.58 ± 0.04
  1. a, bMeans in the same column having different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. SEM standard error of mean, LOG natural bioactive mixture juice composed of lemon, onion, and garlic juice at portions 1.00, 1.00, and 0.125/l clean water