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Performance Attributes of Broiler Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) Supplemented with Fermented Jute Leaves (Corchorus olitorius) Under Camiguin Condition

Nena V. Siaboc

The use of antibiotics in broilers as “growth promoters” has been criticized due to its possible role in the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in humans. This calls for growing organic broilers by supplementing with fermented plant juice using jute leaves in drinking water. This study aimed to evaluate the performance attributes of broiler chickens supplemented with varying levels of jute leaves in drinking water. The experiment was laid out using Completely Randomized Design with four treatments replicated four times. Significant differences among treatment means were further analyzed using the Duncan’s Multiple Range test. Results revealed no significant differences (P > 0.05) on the Average Daily feed Intake, Average Total Feed intake, Average Daily Water Intake and Average Total Feed Intake, Average Final Live Weight, Average Final Carcass Weight, Total Weight Gain, and Average Daily Gain of broilers. However, the meat quality showed significant differences in taste, texture, odor, tenderness, and overall acceptability but no significant differences in juiciness. It can be concluded that supplementation of fermented jute leaves can influence the texture, tenderness, taste, odor, and overall acceptability of broilers. The growth performance of broilers as supplemented with jute leaves did not differ significantly with antibiotic supplementation. Therefore, fermented jute leaves can be used in lieu of antibiotics to have a safe broiler meat for human consumption.

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