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Table 3 Performance measures of broiler chickens (cumulative average per bird)

From: Effect of diets with different energy concentrations on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat chemical composition of broiler chickens in dry tropics

  T1 T2 T3 T4 SEM
Starter phase (1–21 days)
 Weight gain (g) 750 764 766 740 18.74
 Feed intake (g) 1207a 1224a 1080b 1124ab 36.10
 Feed conversion efficiency 1.61a 1.61a 1.41b 1.52ab 0.05
Finisher phase (22–42 days)
 Weight gain (g) 1723 1757 1844 1719 46.94
 Feed intake (g) 3556ab 3634a 3417b 3432ab 68.85
 Feed conversion efficiency 2.07a 2.08a 1.85b 2.00ab 0.05
Total trial (1–42 days)
 Weight gain (g) 2473 2520 2609 2459 57.35
 Feed intake (g) 4763ab 4858a 4497c 4556bc 76.10
 Feed conversion efficiency 1.93a 1.93a 1.73b 1.86a 0.04
  1. abcDifferent superscripts in a row differ (P < 0.05)