Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 3&4,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

The effect of different levels of Fumaria parviflora Lam. on the functions and death rates of fleshy chickens under heat stress conditions


Sayed-Mostafa Akbary 1*, Sayed-Majid Hosseini 2, Yaaghoob Zeraatkish 1*, Naser Maheri-Sis 3

Recieved Date: 2011-04-30, Accepted Date: 2011-10-07


In order to investigate the effects of using Fumaria parviflora under heat stress conditions on the functioning of fleshy chicken, an experiment was conducted with 180 fleshy chickens in a random plan with four treatments of 0, 5, 10 and 15 percent Fumaria parviflora solved in drinkable water with three repetitions for each treatment and 15 chickens in each repetition, under the same developmental conditions, during 21 to 42 days of age. During the experiment the chickens were rationed on the basis of nourishment standards. Factors related to functioning, food consumption and water were daily measured at the beginning and the end of the experiment. The results showed that there was not a significant difference between treatments of 5, 10 and 15% Fumaria parviflora (p<0.05) in comparison with control treatment group as for food consumption, daily weight growth and food change coefficient. However, the best coefficient belonged to 15% treatment and the worst to the control treatment. There was a significant difference between water consumption mean among 10 and 15% Fumaria parviflora with control treatment, there was also a significant difference between 5 and 10% treatment (p<0.05). There was a significant difference between different experimental groups and control group concerning death rate (p<0.05). The results showed that Fumaria parviflora treatments functioned better with regards to survival power and water consumption. Finally, 15% Fumaria parviflora functioned best in comparison with other treatments, without producing any harmful effects on other productive factors.


Fumaria, water consumption, death rate, food consumption, food change coefficient

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 605-607

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