Persentase Karkas dan Daging Puyuh (Coturnix-coturnix japonica) Afkir pada Kepadatan Kandang yang Berbeda
Nugraeni, Dwi Wahyu
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Stocking density is one of important environmental factor which is needed to be considered in generating good production and carcass quality of japanese quail (Coturnix-coturnix japonica). This study aimed to determine the optimal stocking density to produce good quail carcass. A total of 135 quails were used in this study. The quails were kept in cages with a stocking density of 12 birds, 15 birds, and 18 birds on 62 x 50 x 26 cm size of cages. Feed was given 20 g/quail per day. Water was provided ad libitum. The data were analysed using ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), and significant difference was analysed further using Tukey test. The result showed that stocking density has different affect to meat breast bone ratio. The quails were kept in cages with a stocking density of 12 birds was the most optimum condition to produce good carcass of quail.