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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 1922-1926
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1922.1926  
Study on Artificial Incubation and Rearing of Sparrows in China
Li Hai-Ying , Liu Wu-Jun , Zhao Jie , Yang Gang , Gan Hai-Long and Li Hu
Abstract: This experiment was designed to study on wild sparrows artificial incubation and feeding in order to search effect methods on biological pests preventing, aimed at minimizing use of pesticides and reaching to harmonious development between ecological environment and economy. Moreover, it plays a positive role on local eco-environment protection and income gaining of fruits farmers. Total 162 sparrow eggs were collected to study the influence of the temperature and humidity on hatchability of the fertilized eggs from the sparrows. The sparrow eggs were sorted to three groups randomly, each group was 54 eggs. Then 60 chick sparrows aged 1 day old were selected from artificial incubation nestles as samples to study the effect of different feeds on body weight and length. The sparrows were assigned to two groups randomly, experimental and control groups, the test group fed with Tenebrous, the control group fed with feed. The results show: the hatchability of the sparrows’ fertilized eggs is relatively high when the temperature was 38.0, 37.6 and 37.2°C and the incubator humidity was 62, 55 and 67% at the early stage, the medium-term and the latter of incubation, respectively. The results of artificial feeding experiment show that compared with the control group, the average daily gain of sparrows in experimental group is higher significantly by 8.65% (p<0.05), the feed/weight ratio lower by 34.07% dramatically (p<0.01), there were no differences (p>0.05) on the body length. There is no report on artificial incubation and feeding of sparrows.
How to cite this article:
Li Hai-Ying, Liu Wu-Jun, Zhao Jie, Yang Gang, Gan Hai-Long and Li Hu, 2011. Study on Artificial Incubation and Rearing of Sparrows in China. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1922-1926.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1922.1926