IMPACT OF FERMENTED FRUITS SEEDS AS NUTRIENT ADDITIVES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BROILER BIRDS
The increase in cost of Broiler Birds' feed, feed ingredients, and food security have raise concerns in exploring crop residues that can be nutritional, affordable and sustainable in Broiler Birds; feed formulation. In this study the potential of fermented mango seeds kernel, watermelon seeds, and African locust beans seed flour using Lactobacillus Plantrum isolated from Ogi and Nono supplemented as additive in Broiler Birds' feeds were evaluated. Three (3) replicate of 72 day old broilers were as seeds in a Randomized Block Design (RBD) of finisher and starter feeds. The results showed an improved performance of the feeds supplemented with fermented fruits seeds as compared to the control. Furthermore, the Anti-nutritional contents were markedly reduced with significant variation (P< 0.05) across the broiler diets T2 and T4 as compared to T1. This implies that the fermented fruits additives could possibly provide the additional nutritional requirements for growth enhancement in broiler birds. Hence, these fermented fruits can be recommended as alternative additives in the formulation of Broiler Birds' feeds.