Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




This study was carried out to determine the effects of rations containing 5, 10 and 15 % common vetch ( Vicia sativa L.) on live weight gain, feed consumption, feed efficiency, carcass yield and total protein and lipid values of blood serum of quails. A total of 300 daily Japanese quail chicks ( Coturnix coturnix japonica) were used in this experiment. They were divided into one control group and three treatment groups each containing 75 quail chicks. The experimental period lasted five weeks. At the end of the study live weights of 2. and 3. groups fed the rations containing 10 and 15 % vetch were found to be statistically lower (p

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