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Author Sanglimadan, K. Churchil
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Veterinary Association Kerala
File Format PDF
Language English
Alternative Title Indian Veterinary Association Kerala - Proceedings 7th KVSC 2015 - 14th - 15th November 2015
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Animal husbandry
Subject Keyword Egg Production ♦ Egg Weight ♦ Gross Proï¬ T ♦ Livability ♦ Village Chicken ♦ Veterinary Science
Abstract A study was conducted to compare the production performance of Namakkal chicken -I hens maintained under semi- scavenging system of management at Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, VCRI, Orathanadu during the year 2012-2013 (n=24, I batch)) and 2013-2014 (n=20, II batch). The birds were provided kitchen waste and minimal daily allowance of concentrate during evening. They were allowed to scavenge during day time. Night shelter was provided. The egg productions were re- corded from 21- 52 weeks of age and egg weights were recorded from 34-52 weeks of age. The body weight was taken at 52 weeks of age. The eggs were collected twice a day and weighed once in a week and the average for four weeks period was calculated. It was found that age at sexual maturity was 145 and 145 and age at 5 per cent egg production was 153 and 153 days respectively in I and II batch. Per cent hen day egg production was signiï¬ cantly (P<0.01) higher in I batch compared to II batch during 21-24, 33-36, 41- 44 weeks of age and per cent hen day egg production was signiï¬ cantly (P<0.05) higher in I batch compared to II batch during 37-40 weeks of age. Per cent hen day egg production were signiï¬ cantly (P<0.01) higher in ll batch compared to I batch during 29-32 weeks of age. Per cent hen day egg production was signiï¬ cantly (P<0.05) higher in II batch compared to I batch during 49-52 weeks of age. The hen housed egg production were signiï¬ cantly (P<0.01) higher in I batch compared to II batch during 21-24, 33-36, 37-40 and 41-44 weeks of age respectively. The egg weight was sig- niï¬ cantly higher (P<0.01) in I batch from 33-52 weeks of age compared to II batch. The daily average feed consumption of 16.67 and 18.45 g per bird. The average egg production of 75.83 and 74.60 eggs per bird in I and II batch respectively. The gross proï¬ t was Rs, 17,820 and Rs. 12,114 respectively and the net proï¬ ts realized were Rs. 13,361 and Rs. 8054 respectively. The monthly income from this ac- tivity was Rs. 1138.40 and Rs. 671.10 respectively. The livability recorded during the study period was 95.83 and 90 per cent respectively in I and II batches. It was concluded that the production of village chicken does not follow same pattern in egg production and is bound to be affected by the environment changes
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-11-01
Size (in Bytes) 557.81 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 140
Ending Page 143