Abstract : This study was carried out to determine the effect of addition different levels of clove oil,
as a natural growth promoter, on broiler the performance .105 unsexed, 7day-old commercial broiler
chicks (Ross 308) were divided randomly into five groups, each group was subdivided into three
replicates with seven chicks per each. The control diet was formulated to meet the nutrient
requirements of broiler chicks (A),diet B was supplement with antibiotic(0.01),diets C,D and E were
the control diet supplemented with 200,400 and 600mg/kg clove oil respectively. The diets were
prepared freshly each day. Results showed that chicks fed on 600mg/kg clove oil recorded more in
feed intake and body weight compared to both control and antibiotic groups ,but this increase was
not significant (p<0.05). For feed conversion ratio (FCR) and body weight gain (BWG) chicks fed
on diet with antibiotic recorded numerically the best value. Chicks fed on diets contain clove oil
recorded the lowest rate of mortality compared to control group.
Mukhtar Ahmed Mukhtar
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