Article Number: DRJVMS13655308671


ISSN: 2734-2166

Vol. 5 (2), pp. 21-31, March 2020

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Original Research Article

Demographic Representation of Causes of Chicks Mortality at Starter Phase in Ibadan Land

*Yusuff, A. Q.

Shaib-Rahim, H. O.

Eniola, O.

Akanni-John, R.

Olatunji, O. A.

Adedeji, M. S.

Odewale, M. O.


The research determined the causes of mortality in chicks at starter phase in Ibadan. A total of 50 questionnaires were administered and distributed to five local government areas in Ibadan land. Simple random sampling methods were used and 10 questionnaires were administered to each of the five local government areas. Data collected were subjected to simple percentages, pie charts, and chi-square analysis. Genetic cause, managerial cause, nutritional cause, and diseases were factors causing mortality in chicks at starter phase were determined during the course of the study. The result shows that Gumboro kills more chicks than any other disease and lacks of managerial skills is also the prevailing factor leading to chick’s mortality.

Keywords: Chicks, Pie charts, Chi-square analysis, mortality, diseases

 Received: January 19, 2020  Accepted: February 24, 2020  Published: March 30, 2020

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