International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biology | India | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020


Effect of Flaxseed Diet on Egg Quality of Laying Hens (Gallus gallus domesticus)

Pragnanjali Behera | Siba Prasad Parida [2]


Abstract: Egg is one of the most complete food from a nutritional point of view. It is necessary to produce healthier eggs. The aim of this work was to study the effects of flaxseed diet on egg quality and production of omega-3 enriched egg. This experiment started when the hens were 24 wks age and lasted for 32 wks age (2months). All the hens are divided randomly into 3 treatment group and each treatment group received 0.5 %, 10 % and last one is control which received no flaxseed diet. All the hens were provided with water and food ad libitum. During the experimental period egg production, egg quality and feed conversion were recorded at 2 weeks interval. It is found that after adding flaxseed in the diet increased the omega-3 fatty acid content in egg as compaired to the control egg. however, also flaxseed diet increased linolenic fatty acid and significantly decreased the palmitic acid. It can be concluded that flaxseed diet is a healthy diet for laying hens that did not negatively affects the egg production and egg quality criteria, also it can result in producing omega-3enriched egg. so it is good to produce egg with beneficial amount of fatty acid after adding flaxseed in the diet of laying hens.


Keywords: flaxseed, laying hens, fatty acid, egg quality, egg production


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,


Pages: 1016 - 1020


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