Inclusion of Camelina, Flax, and Sunflower Seeds in the Diets for Broiler Chickens: Apparent Digestibility of Nutrients, Growth Performance, Health Status, and Carcass and Meat Quality Traits - Malwina Zaja, Boz˙ena Kiczorowska, Wioletta Samolinska and Re

The positive effect of the use of the 15% camelina, flax, and sunflower seed addition in the diets at 21–42 days of age improved the average body weight, average daily feed intake (in the finisher period), and some slaughter parameters in the broiler chicken. The inclusion of oilseeds into the mixture for broiler chickens, especially camelina and flax, had a positive effect on the dietary and nutritional value of chicken muscles. The negative effect of the flax seed diet was lower fat digestibility and decreased hemoglobin in the blood.

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