Studies with chicks on the growth depressing factor(s) in faba beans (Vicia faba L. var. minor).

@article{Marquardt1976StudiesWC,
  title={Studies with chicks on the growth depressing factor(s) in faba beans (Vicia faba L. var. minor).},
  author={Ronald R. Marquardt and L David Campbell and Thea Ward},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1976},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={275-84}
}
The growth response of broiler chicks was improved when they were fed diet containing high levels (greater than 85%) of heat treated as compared to raw faba beans. Pelleting and microwave treatment of faba beans containing 10% moisture resulted in maximal improvements in chick growth rates and feed efficiency of only 6% and 8%, respectively. Steam autoclaving (121 degrees for 20 minutes), extrusion (130 degrees or 152 degrees), or microwave treatment of faba beans containing 18% added water… CONTINUE READING