TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.22, ss.111-117, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of silicon on body weights and metabolisms of broilers. Therefore, day-old 30 broiler chicks were parted to 2 groups (15 control group and 15 experimental group). The broilers in control group were fed with the normal (without supplement) broiler diet, but the diet of broilers in experimental group was composed with supplementation of 300 mg/kg silicon as sodium metasilicate. All of the animals were fed ad libitum for 40 days.