Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Study of managemental practices of backyard poultry in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir
Heena Sharma, Preeti, Rohit Kumar, Manjula Thakur, Jagish Kour Reen, Madhu Suman and MS Bhadwal
The study was conducted in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir state with the objective to study the feeding, breeding, housing, health care and marketing practices followed in backyard poultry rearing. The data was collected from 120 respondents belonging to 10 randomly selected villages of Jammu district. They reared the birds in extensive system (free range with night shelter) and no supplementary feed was given to birds to increase production. Natural hatching was the main source of chicks (65.17%) and majority of the respondents (84.16%) do not purchase chicks from reliable source. All the respondents provided night shelter to the birds and majority of them were kutcha type. Majority of the respondents (92.5%) birds were not vaccinated against diseases. Self treatment of the birds was prevalent in the area with majority of using ayurvedic type of medicine. All the respondents sell their birds and majority of them (80%) sold their birds directly to the consumers. Majority of the respondents also experienced price fluctuation.
How to cite this article:
Heena Sharma, Preeti, Rohit Kumar, Manjula Thakur, Jagish Kour Reen, Madhu Suman, MS Bhadwal. Study of managemental practices of backyard poultry in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):927-932.