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Table 2 Effect of the dietary HI larva meal inclusion level on the growth performances of the broiler chickens (n = 8)

From: Black soldier fly defatted meal as a dietary protein source for broiler chickens: Effects on growth performance, blood traits, gut morphology and histological features

Items Age Dietary treatments SEM P-value
HI0 HI5 HI10 HI15 Linear Quadratic
LW, g 1 d 40.23 40.20 40.33 40.23 0.020 0.443 0.363
10 d 262.19 259.22 285.23 267.89 2.349 0.005 0.030
24 d 1194.91 1199.45 1227.89 1095.23 10.157 < 0.001 < 0.001
35 d 2269.25 2264.11 2278.95 2072.15 18.173 < 0.001 < 0.001
ADG, g 1–10 d 22.20 21.90 24.49 22.77 0.234 0.005 0.031
10–24 d 66.62 67.16 67.33 59.10 0.716 < 0.001 < 0.001
24-35d 97.67 96.79 95.55 88.81 1.187 0.007 0.179
DFI, g 1–10 d 25.89 25.64 28.52 26.54 0.279 0.012 0.040
10–24 d 97.50 96.69 98.70 95.23 0.572 0.340 0.238
24–35 d 176.42 174.62 174.27 171.73 0.988 0.115 0.852
FCR, g/g 1–10 d 1.17 1.17 1.16 1.17 0.005 0.866 0.900
10–24 d 1.46 1.44 1.47 1.61 0.016 < 0.001 0.001
24–35 d 1.81 1.81 1.83 1.93 0.018 0.011 0.136
1–35 d 1.60 1.59 1.60 1.72 0.012 < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. HI Hermetia illucens, SEM standard error of the mean, LW live weight, ADG Average daily gain, DFI daily feed intake, FCR feed convertion ratio