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Title: A Study on Backyard Farming System of Chicken at Kaptai Upazilla, Rangamati
Authors: Marma, Unusing
Keywords: Backyard chicken, Egg production, Newcastle disease
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
Abstract: The present study was performed to investigate the backyard chicken farming system at Kaptai Upazilla, Rangamati, from 1st February 2021 to 7th May 2021. About 20 household farms were selected randomly based on the availability of chicken at every house as well as a part of the study of the internship program. The study was aimed at observing the present status of backyard chicken farming, data on rearing, feeding, housing, breeding, live weight, stocking density, disease incidence, marketing, vaccination and other management etc. The data were collected from the farmers through a conducted questionnaire. The data demonstrated that the highest percentage of chicken was 6 to 10 in numbers in each household. Most of the farmers reared their chicken by scavenging system. Farmers provided around 40gm to 50gm feed daily for each bird as a supplement. The highest percentage of adult weight chicken was 1000 to 1500gm. Every household obtained a good number of eggs from their chicken. Most of the chicken was affected by parasites (22%), Newcastle disease (14%), fowl pox (14%) and Mycoplasmosis (14%). 85% of the farmers didn’t vaccinate their chickens. Most of the farmers sold their products within the village market. The selling price of an egg was Tk. 9 to Tk.10 and the price of adult chicken was Tk. 350 to Tk. 500. Despite some problems, backyard farming is seemed to be profitable farming and contributed to family income to some extent.
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