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Table 3 Effects of dietary treatments on growth performance in the starter phase (6 to 20 d post-hatch), grower phase (21 to 35 d post-hatch) and overall (from 6 to 35 d post-hatch)d

From: Influence of starch sources and dietary protein levels on intestinal functionality and intestinal mucosal amino acids catabolism in broiler chickens

Treatment Starter phase Grower phase Overall
Starch Protein Gain, g/bird Intake, g/bird FCR Gain, g/bird Intake, g/bird FCR Gain, g/bird Intake, g/bird FCR
Waxy rice High 720 971 1.349 1488 2539 1.655 2222 3546 1.555
Low 734 1035 1.411 1462 2356 1.613 2169 3392 1.545
Maize High 703 1099 1.446 1537 2527 1.636 2231 3529 1.579
Low 686 1044 1.522 1511 2482 1.644 2196 3547 1.615
Amylose High 714 1018 1.426 1576 2502 1.588 2289 3520 1.527
Low 691 1019 1.476 1532 2459 1.620 2208 3478 1.564
SEM 4.49 7.46 0.0113 11.62 21.91 0.0071 16.16 26.84 0.0073
Main effects: Starch
 Waxy rice 727a 1003 1.380a 1475b 2448 1.634 2195 3649 1.550a
 Maize 694b 1027 1.484c 1524ab 2505 1.640 2214 3538 1.597b
 Amylose 702b 1018 1.451b 1554a 2481 1.604 2249 3499 1.545a
Protein
 High 712 999b 1.410b 1533 2523a 1.626 2247a 3532 1.553
 Low 704 1033a 1.470a 1502 2433b 1.626 2191b 3472 1.557
Significance (P-value)
 Starch 0.004 0.370 < 0.001 0.017 0.551 0.072 0.182 0.610 0.002
 Protein 0.279 0.020 < 0.001 0.141 0.039 0.966 0.024 0.290 0.074
 Starch × Protein 0.117 0.182 0.747 0.924 0.302 0.076 0.713 0.442 0.179
  1. dValues are the mean and pooled standard error of the mean (SEM), n = 6 chicken/group
  2. a-cmeans within each group with different letter designations differ (P < 0.05)