To evaluate the possibility of house fly larvae meal as the protein source of broiler ration,this paper studied the effect of house fly larvae meal on growth performance,slaughter performance and meat quality of yellow dwarf chickens. 315 male yellow dwarf chickens of eight-day-age were randomly divided into three groups,as the control group,the basal diet supplemented with 4% fish meal group and with 4.44% house fly larvae meal group,each group had three replicates. The content of ration protein was same in each group. Growth performance indexes include daily body weight gain,daily feed intake,feed conversion and mortality,were determined in the stage of small broiler （8 to 21 days age）,middle broiler （22 to 42 days age）and large broiler （43 to 63 days age）. Slaughter performance and meat quality of 63-day-age broilers were determined at the end of experiment. The results showed that the average daily weight gain and daily feed intake of house fly larvae meal group were significantly higher than those of fish meal group and the control group. The chicken feed conversion and mortality had no significant difference between three groups at the small broiler stage. At the middle broiler stage arid large broiler stage,the growth performance had no significant difference between three groups. The results of slaughter test showed that the indicators of slaughter performance and meat quality had no significant difference between three groups. This showed that the house fly larvae meal added in ration could increase the feed intake and daily gain of the yellow dwarf chickens at the small broiler stage, and had no negative effect on the slaughter performance and meat quality. Therefore, house fly larvae meal could be used as protein feed at the small broiler stage of yellow dwarf chickens.
house fly larvae meal
yellow dwarf chickens