Quail rearing is stated to be a business enterprise for those who have a restricted budget but want to make a lot of money in a short amount of time. Because of their great reproductive capacity, the meat and eggs of these birds are readily available for human consumption. From January to February 2016, 120 female Japanese quails were used in a feeding trial to assess the growth performance and economic benefits of quails supplemented with varying levels of fermented kangkong juice through the drinking water at the Department of Animal Science-College of Agriculture and Food Science, Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines. In a Completely Randomized Design setup, the Japanese quails were randomly assigned to four treatments and duplicated three times with 10 birds per replication. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 17.0 software was used to do a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) on the data collected. In terms of bi-weekly weight increase, average daily gain, bi-weekly voluntary feed intake, and cumulative feed conversion ratio, adding fermented kangkong juice (FKJ) to Japanese quail drinking water had no significant effect on growth performance. The overall result on return above feed and chick cost (RAFCC) revealed a promising future for FKJ supplementation in Japanese quail production.
Keiven Mark B. Ampode
Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Sultan Kudarat State University – Lutayan Campus, 9803, Philippines.
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