PATTERN OF GROWTH IN BROfLER CHICKEN
T. K. Indirabai, U. Narayanikutty and K. L. Sunny
Body weights were taken from 30 male and 30 female chicks of White Cornish (WC) and White Plymouth Rock (WR) breeds. The birds were reared for 8 weeks in the Kerala Agricultural University Poultry Farm under uniform conditions. Regression equations were fitted for each bird for predicting body weight from age. Exponential, modified exponential and gompertz curves were also fitted. Out of these patterns linear and exponential curves were found to be more suitable than the others. However, linear was found to be the best fit.