Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect on performance of chicken with different concentrations of CO2 in henhouse 


Rong-Guo Dai 1, 2, Xiao-Rong Zhou 2, 3, Yu-Chun Ding 1, Chun-Lin Chen 1, Su-Hui Zhang 2, Yi Luo 1, Tao Wang 1, Jin-Long Yang 1, 2*

Recieved Date: 2013-01-28, Accepted Date: 2013-04-24


Performance of chicken with different concentrations of CO2 in the henhouse was studied on three hundred and twenty 21-day-old Ai Weiyin broiler chickens, randomly divided into 5 groups with different CO2 concentration (3,000 ppm, 5,000 ppm, 8,000 ppm, 12,000 ppm and 15,000 ppm). Production performance was detected. There was no significant difference on performance below 12,000 ppm groups of CO2 concentrations, but the chicken daily weight gain was significantly lower and the feed gain ratio significantly higher in more than 12,000 ppm of CO2 group. It significantly affected the performance of chicken when the concentrations of CO2 were above 12,000 ppm. The concentration of CO2 in the henhouse should be less than 12,000 ppm for good performance. 


Chicken, CO2 concentration, performance

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 508-510

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