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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2052-2058
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.245


Rearing Vanaraja Chicken as Backyard Poultry-A Promising Tool towards Women Empowerment
Ali1*, R. Nath2, P. Ahmed2, A. C. Sarmah3 and P. K. Das4
 
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Assam Agricultural University, Nalbari, Assam, India
2Department of Entomology, SCS College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural
University, Assam, India
3Department of Agronomy, SCS College of Agriculture and Department of Soil Science, RARS, Nagaon, Assam Agricultural University, Assam, India
4Department of Agricultural Extension Education, KVK, Nalbari,
Assam Agricultural University, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Economic independency is a key factor for social and cultural empowerment of women. Rearing small scale Vanaraja chicken can be promising for nutritional security and subsidiary income. Rearing indigenous chickens traditionally in Assam faces inherent constraints like low production, high mortalities hindering lucrative return. Realizing needs and to avert aberrant practices demonstrations on raising Vanaraja chickens in semi-intensive system (30 chicks to each of 40 farmers) were conducted in farmers’ backyards. During brooding, limited concentrate feeding was done for 2 weeks. Thereafter, chicks were allowed to scavenge in backyards. Kitchen-wastes, grains and mineral mixtures were supplemented for nutritional needs. Chickens were marketed upon attaining body weight of ≥1 kg (@Rs. 180/Kg). Layers were reared for 1.5 years (162 eggs/annum), thereafter, sold as cull/spent birds. Disease incidences (no major disease outbreak), mortality rates (3%) were recorded. B:C for Vanaraja and local chickens raised in traditional system were 4.8 and 2.1 respectively.


Keywords: Vanaraja, Semi-intensive, Backyard, indigenous chicken, B:C, Traditional system
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Ali, A., R. Nath, P. Ahmed, A. C. Sarmah and Das, P. K. 2020. Rearing Vanaraja Chicken as Backyard Poultry - A Promising Tool towards Women Empowerment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2052-2058. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.245