Feed formulation in chicky crunch production

Nur Athirah, Muhamad Rushdi and Nur Aishah Amira, Md Lazim and Nik Nur Hasnavyra Afiha, Nik Hasnusi and Siti Noor Syuhada, Muhammad Amin and Nurul Najidah, Mohamed (2020) Feed formulation in chicky crunch production. In: Creations de UiTM Mega Innovation Carnival 2020, 06-08 Mac 2020, Selangor, Malaysia.

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It is essential to provide chickens with feeds that can contribute to their optimum health to bread a healthy chicken. However, some of the commercial chicken feeds available in the market have issue with their Halal status. The ingredients might contain enzymes that originated from the swine’s stomach. Besides that, harmful chemicals such as roxarsone are added as the food additives because the feed’s formulation lacks in nutrients. These two issues are the major concerns in the commercial chicken feeds. Thus, a new formulation of chicken feed, “Chicky Crunch” is introduced to overcome problems in the commercial chicken feed. The main ingredients in Chicken Crunch are made up from the waste materials such as palm kernel cake, rice bran, eggshell and bitter bean weed. Palm kernel cake is a good source for protein while rice bran and eggshell are the source for the carbohydrate and calcium, respectively. Apart from that, nutrients from bitter bean weed offer a good immunisation boost for the chicken. Hence, these ingredients will nourish the chicken with all the diets needed. The process of making the Chicky Crunch involves the blending of all the materials, kneading the blended materials and drying under the sun. The chicken feed was then tested to a group of chicks to see their growth’s effect. The well-fed chicks grew healthier after a few weeks. In conclusion, this new feed formulation brings a solution in creating an alternative chicken feed that is free from harmful chemicals, rich with indispensable nutrients and most importantly contains Halal materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2020 07:02
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2020 07:02
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1760

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