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Influence of Food grains on the Growth of Pigeon (Columba livia), Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1PG and Research Center of Zoology Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 26-29, April,22 (2015)


Genetic trait and management influences the growth of the birds. Three pairs of Columba livia bird species were studied at the age of 4 weeks. These experimental birds were in a separate cage and fed on Millet, Ragi and Corn for six months. Weight gain takes place in Corn fed female C. livia. Highest growth was observed in the female C. livia fed on Corn and the lowest in male C. livia fed on Millet. Food ConsumptionFood Assimilation, Food Conversion, Food Metabolized, Feeding Rate, Conversion Rate, Assimilation Efficiency, Gross conversion and Efficiency Net Efficiency also high in January and low in June.


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