Research Biotica, Volume 4, Issue 1 : 26-28. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/4.1.2022/26-28
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Published on : 19-Mar-2022

Performance of Vanaraja vs. Kamrupa Birds under Backyard System

  • H.K. Bhattacharyya
  • Livestock Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, Hekra-Mandira, Kamrup (R), Assam (781 127), India
  • S. Baruah
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh, Assam (786 010), India
  • S. Sarma
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh, Assam (786 010), India
  • S.B. Saikia
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh, Assam (786 010), India
  • H.C. Saikia
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh, Assam (786 010), India
  • K.B. Chetry
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh, Assam (786 010), India

Abstract

The present study was conducted at farmer’s field to evaluate performance of Vanaraja and Kamrup crossbred poultry under backyard system. The day old chicks of both birds were kept in artificial brooding at the KVK farm complex to ensure uninterrupted power supply round the clock up to 1 month to reduce chick mortality. After one month, chicks were supplied to farmers of adopted villages to establish 28 numbers of units (one unit per household) with 14 numbers of birds unit-1. Body weight gain at monthly interval upto 6 months of age and egg production parameters were taken accordingly. It was found that both Vanaraja and Kamrupa were found good by the farmers with slightly little edge of Vanaraja over Kamrupa. Depending on the observations, actions were taken by the KVK to popularize both the breeds equally in the district afterwards.

Keywords

Backyard, Kamrupa, Performance, Vanaraja

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