EFFECT OF HOUSES TYPE AND AGE ON BLOOD PROFILE OF
BROILERS IN FARM IE SEUM
Broilers is a type of chicken resulting from the cultivation of farm technology which has the characteristic of fast growth. This study aims to describe the blood profile of broilers kept at Farm Ie Seum with types of houses postal, staged and closed house. In this study, 36 broilers blood samples were used, the samples were taken when the chickens were 10 days old and 25 days old. Samples were taken at Farm Ie Seum, sampling was done through the jugular vein using a 3 mL syringe. The blood obtained was homogenized with an anticoagulant solution and checked in the Research Laboratory to see a picture of the blood profile, the examination was carried out using a Hematology Analyzer. From the data, the highest number of erythrocytes of 10 day old broilers was in a staged house, meanwhile, at the age of 25 days, the highest erythrocytes were in a closed house. The highest number of leukocytes of broilers aged 10 days and 25 days were in a postal house. The highest hemoglobin levels of broilers aged 10 days and 25 days were in a postal house. The highest hematocrit value in 10-day-old broilers was in a closed house, meanwhile, at the age of 25 days, the highest hematocrit value was in the postal house. It can be concluded that the type of houses and age have no effect on the blood profile of broilers kept at Farm Ie Suem Banda Aceh.
Keywords: Broiler chicken, blood profile, houses type