Poultry Studies 2004, Vol 5, Num, 1     (Pages: 031-040)

Zeolitle Karıştırılan Altlığın Etlik Piliçlerde Besi Performansı İle Bazı Altlık Parametreleri Üzerine Etkileri

Hasan ELEROĞLU 1 ,Hüseyin YALÇIN 1

1 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Şarkışla Aşık Veysel Meslek Yüksekokulu, 58400 Sivas
2 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Müh. Fak. Jeoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü, 58140 Sivas
- In this study, it has been aimed to reveal the fattening performance and some litter parameters by addition of natural zeolite (heulandite / clinoptilolite + mordenite) to litter on the brolier. Live weight increasing, feed consumption and efficiency, viability, litter moisture and, leg and body abnormalities are searched within the experimental period of the six-weeks. A poultry house of 180 animals was first divided into 12 parts by duralite material of 1 m in height from ground as preventing air pass and the place frequency was adjustified as 15 animal/m2. Natural zeolite as volume in percentage was added to litter hardwood bark as 0 % (control), 25 %, 50 % and 75 % of floor area, respectively. The litter thickness was arranged as 5 cm in all groups.

Live weight as 1935, 1970, 1996 and 1978 (P<0.05); feed consumption as 3547, 3381, 3472 and 3421 (P>0.05); feed efficiency as 1.83, 1.71, 1.74 and 1.73 (P<0.05); viability as % 93.17, 93.17, 93.01 and 93.01 (P>0.05) and, litter moisture as 36.18, 25.17, 23.60 and 21.78 (P<0.05) are found at the end of 6 weeks. It has been concluded that leg and body abnormalities are insignificantly observed and the used zeolitic material positively affecting the poultry house conditions, litter moisture, live weight and feed efficiency could be added to litter in an amount of 25 %. Keywords : Sivas, zeolite, litter, broiler, fattening performance