Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 10 (october 2020) : 1304-1308

Egg production in laying hens receiving different forms of red ginseng and fermented red koji blend

Byoung-Boo Seo, Sam-Churl Kim, Young-Ho Joo, Hyuk-Jun Lee, Tae-Ho Chung, In-Hag Choi
1Department of Companion Animals and Animal Resources Science, Joongbu University, Chungnam, 32713, South Korea.
Cite article:- Seo Byoung-Boo, Kim Sam-Churl, Joo Young-Ho, Lee Hyuk-Jun, Chung Tae-Ho, Choi In-Hag (2019). Egg production in laying hens receiving different forms of red ginseng and fermented red koji blend. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(10): 1304-1308. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1125.
The aim of this study was to evaluate egg production in 40-week-old Hyline brown laying hens fed different forms of red ginseng marc (RGM) and fermented red koji (FRK) blend for 8 weeks. Two hundred and forty laying hens were distributed into four treatments (control, 1% RGM powder mixed with FRK, pelleted 1% RGM with FRK, and coated pellets of 1% RGM with FRK) with six replicates of ten birds each in a completely randomized design. Improvement in egg production was done by measuring hen-day egg production (HDP), egg weight (EW), feed intake (FI), feed conversion ratio (FCR), egg mass (EM) and Haugh unit (HU). There were significant differences (P<0.05) among all treatments for HDP and FCR after 8 weeks, for EW and EM after 6 and 8 weeks, and for FI and HU from 4 weeks onward until 8 weeks of the experimental period. It was concluded that feeding coated pellet diet of 1% RGM with FRK to laying hens of 40 weeks of age improves their egg production (HDP, FCR, EM and HU) at the end of the laying period.
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