African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6800

Article in Press

Effect of Turmeric-calamansi Supplementation on the Drinking Water of Broiler Chickens

Frank Clin M. Parado and Jammil D. Eppie

  •  Received: 15 December 2021
  •  Accepted: 25 August 2023
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of turmeric and Calamansi juice as water supplement on the live and carcass weight performance of broiler chicken. The research was carried out using completely randomized design (CRD). Ninety-six broiler chickens were raised from day old to 45 days old chicks. The chicks was supplemented with water supplements according to treatments. The study used four treatments which was replicated three times consisting eight broiler chickens per replication. The treatments were Tap water (Control,T0), 4ml of turmeric juice per liter of TAP water (T1), 4ml of Calamansi Juice per liter of tap water (T1) and 2ml of turmeric juice + 2ml of calamansi juice per liter of tap water. Result of the study showed a significant (P<0.05) increased on the total carcass weight of broiler chickens under treatment 3 (2ml TJ+ 2ml CJ per liter of Tap water) was observed. However, it did not show a significant influence (P>0.05) on the live weights of the birds, dressed weight and weight of offal of the birds.

Keywords: Water supplementation, organic acids, feed additives