The effect of pumpkin and flaxseed oils on selected parameters of laying hens performance

Róbert Herkeľ, Branislav Gálik, Daniel Bíro, Michal Rolinec, Milan Šimko, Miroslav Juráček, Marián Majlát, Henrieta Arpášová


DOI: 10.15414/afz.2014.17.03.96-99

Received 13. May 2014 ǀ Accepted 11. July 2014 ǀ Available online 27. August 2014

The aim of the study was to analyze the dietary effect of pumpkin and flaxseed oils on performance parameters of laying hens. Lohmann Brown Lite hens were randomly divided to three groups. Total 12 hens (6 per group) were monitored. Hens in control group (C) were fed by standard diet. First group (E1) was fed by feed mixture supplemented with pumpkin oil, and second group (E2) with flaxseed oil. Total were gained 244 eggs from C, 277 eggs from E1 and 228 eggs from E2. Average daily production was 4.84 eggs per day in control group, 5.31 eggs in first experimental group and 4.39 eggs in second experimental group.  Average weight of eggs was 62.88 g in group with standard feed mixture, 64.62 g in group with pumpkin oil supplementation and 65.28 g in group with flaxseed oil supplementation. After oil supplementation, were significant (P<0.05) differences found in average egg´s weight. Between experimental groups significant difference wasn´t found (P>0.05). In egg´s production was significant (P<0.05) difference only between experimental groups.

Key words: nutrition, additives, oils, eggs, laying

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