The effect of water lettuce meal flour on the percentage of carcass and protein in kampung chicken

Authors:RUSNY*, MUHAMMAD NUR HIDAYAT, MUHAMMAD BASRI, MASHURI MASRI
Int J Biol Med Res. 2020; 11(3): 7081-7084  |  PDF File

Abstract

The quality of feed is Main factor in supporting the production of kampong chickens, Water lettuce meal (Pistia stratiotes) is one of the plants that contain nutrients needed by kampong chickens because Water lettuce meal has high crude protein content (23,57%). This study was conducted on the effect of giving Water lettuce meal flour to the percentage of carcass and protein of kampong chicken meat as one of the sources of protein for kampong chicken. The method used in this study was a completely randomized design (CRD) consisting of five treatments and three replications. Each test consisted of 3 kampong chickens. The total number of chickens used was 45 with treatment (P). The use of Water lettuce meal flour in each treatment was different, namely P0 0%, P1 5%, P2 10%, P3 15%, and P4 20%. The results of variance showed that the average carcass percentage obtained in this study was P0 (67.51%), P1 (69.33%), P2 (69.47%), P3 (68.76%) and P4 (70.88%) while for protein content in breast meat was P0 (25.21%), P1 (26.03%), P2 (25.43%), P3 (25.86%) and P4 (25.35%). Provision of Water lettuce meal flour did not have a significant effect (P> 0.05) on carcass percentage and protein content of super chicken meat but could be used as feed ingredients that could substitute other feed ingredients such as soybean meal and fish meal.