Effect of Dietary Inclusion of Combination of Inulin and Saponin on Egg Qualities of Laying Hens

GD . Yenge, VD Lonkar, AS . Ranade, AY . Doiphode, VR . Patodkar, CS . Mote


Effect of supplementation of combination of two feed additives, inulin from Chicory root powder (Cichorium intybus L.) and saponin from Sapindaceae plant powder on egg qualities in laying hens of “BV300”strain was studied from 21-52 week of age (32 weeks period). Total 300 laying hens at 21 week of age were randomly assigned to three equal groups (A, B and C) of 100 hens each. Group A received control basal diet. Group B received basal diet with combination of 0.1g inulin and 0.005g of saponin /kg of feed Group C received basal diet with combination of 0.167 g inulin and 0.0083 g saponin/kg of feed. Egg quality parameters like Egg Weight (EW), Yolk Weight (YW), Albumen Weight (AW) and Shell Weight (SW), Shape Index (SI) and Shell Thickness (ST) were recorded at monthly interval from 21 to 52 week of age. Results of the study indicated that the EW, AW and SW were improved significantly p less then0.05 in group B compared to group C and group A without any adverse effect. However, there was no adverse effect of additives on these egg quality parameters at higher dose level in the diet.


Commercial dairy farm, Feed resources, North Gujarat, Peri-urban, Urban farms.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21887/ijvsbt.15.3.20


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