Journal article Open Access
Yılmaz S; Tatli Seven P; Kaya E
This study discovers the possible effect propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen and Ronozyme supplementation in diets that can be beneficial for Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Total one hundred and sixty Japanese quails at 43 days of age were used and divided randomly into 4 replicate groups each containing 32 animals. The experimental groups as follows: control group was feed a basal diet, royal jelly group was added to the water with 500 mg/kg diet, propolis group was feed orally on a basal diet supplemented with 4 g/kg diet, bee pollen group was feed orally on a basal diet supplemented with 1 g/kg diet, Ronozyme group was feed orally a basal diet supplemented with 1 g/kg diet for 74 days. Malondialdehyde (MDA) levels of the yolk were found highest in the control, royal jelly and Ronozyme groups as compared with bee pollen and propolis groups (p<0.05). MDA levels was significantly improved in the bee pollen and propolis groups as compared with royal jelly and Ronozyme groups (p<0.05). In conclusion, this experiment demonstrated that quails supplemented with propolis and bee pollen could produce egg rich. This study will help the researcher to uncover the critical areas of egg quality that many researchers were not able to explore. Thus a new theory on these compounds may be arrived at.