Poultry Studies 2017, Vol 14, Num, 2     (Pages: 012-017)

Effect of Paper Waste Products as a Litter Material on Broiler Performance

Serdar Özlü 1 ,Reza Shiranjang 1 ,Okan Elibol 1 ,Ayten Karaca 2 ,Mesut Türkoğlu 1

1 Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Dışkapı, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü, Dışkapı, Ankara, Türkiye
- This study conducted to determine the possibilities of using the paper waste products as a litter material in broiler production. A total of 468 Ross 308 broilers were used in this experiment. Litter materials were rice hulls (RH), waste paper (WP) and mix of them (50 % RH + 50 % WP). BW was approximately 60 g heavier in waste paper group compare to other two litter groups at 42d of age. Type of litter material had no significant effects on feed conversion ratio, livability and leg defect. Therefore, paper waste products have potential as an alternative litter material for broiler production. Keywords : Broiler performance, Type of litter material, Waste product paper, Leg defect