USING SORGHUM (SORGHUM BICOLOR L.) AND PEAS (PISUM SATIVUM) AS REPLACEMENT FOR YELLOW CORN AND SOY BEAN AND THEIR EFFECTS ON GROWTH , HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF BROILER CHICKS

Abstract

This work was done to investigate the effect of replacing the yellow corn (maize) with sorghum (white corn) and soy bean with peas on body weight, food intake, some hematological (PCV. And Hb) and also on some biochemical parameters (protein and urea). 72 one day old unsexed broiler chicks of average body weight 40-45 gm; they were divided into 3 equal groups of 24 chicks with 3 replicates. The first group were fed a diet containing sorghum ; the second group were fed a diet containing peas while third group fed normal diet. All groups fed on a starter diet for the first 28 days and then fed on growth diet till 49 days of age. Results showed significant increase in food intake, body weight in all experimental groups. Also significant increase were obtained in hematological parameters increased (Hb and PCV)as well as in serum biochemical parameters studied (P<0.05)for protein and urea in first and second groups compared to control group (Group 3).