Productivity of crossed indigenous pigeon in semi intensive system


This experiment has been done to evaluate productivity of crossed indigenous pigeon (Columba livia domestica) fed with mixed and broiler grower in pre-laying, after hatch (7 days) and above 7 days which is squab suckling phases in semi intensive cages. There are 5 couples of crossed indigenous pigeon used in this experiment, and each couple is placed in individual cages. The result indicate that the average egg production is 2 eggs/period (1.75±0.43), average egg weight 11 g (11.17±1.07), percentage of fertility was 99.42±0.64 and hatching rate 98.92±1.04, embryo mortality rate 1.17±0.37, interval period between two egg laying was in average 37.17±3.74 days. Each couple of pigeon need 40 g feed/day in pre-laying in 2 times daily, 240 g suckling stage for 3 times; these are based on the total feed consumption of mixed feed with broiler feed. Observed feed consumption there were significant differences between egg laying and hatching or suckling stage. Lowest squab weight was found at the stage of 1 week 57% (39.43±19.88) and highest 91.25% (146.43±10.59) at the 3 week of age. Overall maternal ability for reproduction was observed 99.42±0.76 in both male and female.

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@inproceedings{Kabir2008ProductivityOC, title={Productivity of crossed indigenous pigeon in semi intensive system}, author={Md. Ashraful Kabir}, year={2008} }