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Protein requirements of bobwhite chicks for survival, growth and efficiency of feed utilization

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

During the summer and fall of 1939 four experiments were conducted at the Patuxent Research Refuge, Bowie, Maryland, to determine the protein requirements of bobwhite chicks. A total of 816 chicks were used to compare six levels of protein, namely, 22,24,26, 28, 30, and 32 per cent.....From the three standpoints of survival, rate of growth, and efficiency of feed utilization for the first ten weeks of life, the 28 per cent level of protein gave the best results. During the ninth and tenth weeks, the highest efficiency of feed utilization was obtained on the 22 per cent level. The results indicate that after the birds have reached about twothirds of their mature weight, the difference in efficiency between a diet containing 28 per cent of protein and one containing 22 per cent may be small enough to justify, in the interest of economy, the use of a diet containing the lower percentage of protein.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Protein requirements of bobwhite chicks for survival, growth and efficiency of feed utilization
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
6
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1942
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
185-193
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
185
Last page:
193
Number of Pages:
9