EFFECTS OF VARYING LEVELS OF SODIUM CHLORIDE ON CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CAGED LAYER DROPPINGS
Oluyemi, S. O.; Adesehinwa, A. O. K.; Akinsoyinu, O. A. and Abu, A. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
This study aim was to find out the effect of varying (graded) levels of sodium chloride (NaCl) on the chemical composition of caged layer droppings in two genotypes. The experimentation was carried out at the poultry units of the Teaching and Research Farm of University of lbadan, lbadan Nigeria during the months of April to June 2009. Four graded levels of dietary sodium chloride in iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric diets were fed to two strains of laying domestic chicken. The moisture content of the droppings was observed to increase insignificantly with increased dietary salt, while dry matter content of the droppings decreased insignificantly with increased dietary salt content.