ANOVERVIEW ON KADAKNATH POULTRY FARMING AND ITS MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE
Publication Date : 26/05/2021
Kadaknath is an important indigenous breed of poultry inhabitating vast areas of Western Madhya Pradesh mainly the Jhabua and Dhar Districts. Poultry development in India has made impressive progress during the last three decades evolving from backyard ventures to a full-fledged commercial agro industrial business mainly due to comprehensive research and development initiated by the Government and subsequently taken up by the organized private sector. Since Kadaknath breed is famous for its black colour and black meat chicken, commercial farming of kadaknath chicken has successfully started in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Telangana, and Kerala states. The products of kadaknath chicken such as its black meat, brown eggs, and kadaknath chicks are highly in demand with large profit margins. The birds gain weight in 0.50 grams to 1.75 kg within a period of 107 to 115 days with a high feed conversion ratio yield maximum profits.Commercial kadaknath chicken farming is solely based for its eggs and meat as this business has potential to generate income within a short period of time. For a successful business and for huge income profits one must have some basic training with some small land. Even if it’s a small farming or a big farming business, a proper kadaknath chicken farming business plan must be prepared and it must include feeding, housing, care, labor, capital investment, and marketing strategies. Hence, one must have decent business plan to start with the commercial growing of these birds Hence, in the present review we describe the current perspectives on Kadaknath poultry farming, economics, and medicinal properties of Kadaknath chicken with a purpose to serve as readily available knowledge for a venture agriculturist in this sector.
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