Poultry Studies 2015, Vol 12, Num, 1     (Pages: 021-024)

Protein and Energy Requirements of Breeding Partridges

Yusuf Cufadar 1

1 Selçuk Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, Kampüs, Konya - Previous studies were generally focused on the energy and protein requirements of broilers, quails, layer hens and the other gamebirds such as pheasants, but studies on breeder chukar partridges are limited. In most of the practical cases, the diet formulations as well as environmental conditions for partridges has been based on the use of nutrient requirements and optimal housing conditions set up for other ornamental birds. The composition of diet affects the performance in poultry. Dietary metabolizable energy and protein levels in diet are known to affect the egg production and egg weights. There is considerable information on protein and energy requirements of other game birds, but very little information is available on those of partridge.

This review provided how the data of nutrient requirements for other ornamental birds have been employed to formulate the dietary protein and energy levels for breeding partridges. Keywords : Amino acid, breeder partridge, energy, protein