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Keywords: Indigenous Duck, Scavenging, Feeding System, Profitability.
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
Abstract: This study was conducted to observe the indigenous ducks rearing systems in some selected areas (Companigonj upazilla under Noakhali district) of Bangladesh. Apart from this, feeding system and availability of feed for raising ducks, productive performances of scavenging ducks and profitability of raising those ducks, socio-economic condition of the farmers were also evaluated. Data were collected randomly from 20 households (specially women) by direct interview method using a questionnaire in the study area. The results revealed that most of the women (60%) were middle aged. The level of education of women beneficiaries varied from primary to higher secondary. Fifty five percent farmers had a little cultivable land (average 20 decimal). The average farm size was 7.2, and it always varies depend on the farmer. Around 17% of the farmers reared duck with hen, 68% of the farmers housed their ducks in bamboo made cage, while the rest of the farmers kept ducks in house made of wood, tin, straw or mud. The mature ducks were highest (74.2%) in October –December and lowest (45.2%) in April-June. Duck attain sexual maturity at 6 months of age, produces average 110 eggs per year. Egg production reaches peak during winter especially after crop-harvesting season. Duck consumption by the household especially in winter is highest (52.3%) in Companigong Upazilla. The highest numbers of duck eggs (32.2%) were consumed by the large farmers while the lowest numbers of eggs (12.4%) were consumed by the landless farmers. Around 78% of the respondents fed their birds with mixture of boil rice and rice polish as it is available and cheap. Ninety-two percent respondents said that they do not spend any money for supplementary feed. The mortality rate was 19% and it is highest in winter (27%). Duck was vaccinated against duck plague on day between 15 and 31 for the first and between 35 and 46 for the booster dose. Around 62% households sold eggs to the local market and 27% sold to the bepari. Total annual expenditure and annual income per duck were on an average 119.15Tk and 255.85Tk, respectively whereas family wise annual expenditure and income were 857.9Tk and 1661.09 Tk, respectively.
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