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Effect of Housing System and Season on Egg Quality in laying hens in Khartoum state

Hashim Dufar, Abdelbasit B. Habib* and Elsadig H. Elhussein

Hashim Dufar1, Abdelbasit B. Habib2* and Elsadig H. Elhussein2

1 Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Animal Production, Upper Nile University, South Sudan.
2 Department of Poultry Production, College of Animal Production, University of Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan


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Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the effect of housing system and season on egg quality in Khartoum Stateduring the period of January – August.Towgroceries were selected randomly from each of the 3 localities. One egg tray from closed and one from open housing system were randomly selected from each grocery twice per month for six months. Five eggs were selected randomly from each tray for egg quality investigation, using the cluster method. The collected data divided into 3 seasons to study housing and season effects. Study showed significant effect of housing on (Egg Weight) (P < 0.1) , (Yolk Color) (P < 0.01) and (NS) on (Egg Shape), (Shell Thickness), (Yolk Index) and (Haugh Unit). Season showed significant effect on (Egg Weight), (Egg Shape), (Shell Thickness) and (Hough Unit) each at (P<0.01) and (Yolk Color) at (P<0.05). Wet season showed numerically the highest level over winter and dry summer for all parameters studied. Closed housing system also showed the better results for all parameters studied over the opened system.
Keywords: Housing, Season, Marketing Channel, Egg quality


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