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Organic Food for Chicken: Green Papaya

Organic Food for Chicken: Green Papaya

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Much research was conducted on the effectiveness of papaya as chicken food, dewormer, and anti-oxidants. The chemical composition of dried papaya (Carica papaya) skin (DPS) was determined and its potential as a dietary ingredient for broiler chickens was investigated at dietary concentrations of 0, 40, 80, and 120 g/kg. DPS was found to give similar food consumption, food conversion efficiency, survivability, and meat yields (except male liver weight) to a control diet when used up to 120 g/kg of diet.  Weight gain tended to increase with the dietary concentration of DPS up to 80 g/kg. It was concluded that DPS could safely be used up to 120 g/kg in the diet of broiler chickens. Papaya is the fruit of the tree-like plant Carica papaya, of the plant family Caricaceae. C...