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Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(2): 241-244

Performance of Kadaknath and Krishna-J Birds Reared as Backyard System of Farming in Mandla District of M.P.

Pramod Sharma, S. M. Tripathi, Neelu Vishwakarma, Alok Jain, H. S. Rai.

The experiment was conducted to know the Performance of Kadaknath and Krishna-J Birds reared as backyard system of farming in Mandla District of M.P. (India) at KVK, Mandla. Day old twenty female with five male chicks of Kadaknath and Krishna-J chicks for each farmers (Total Two hundred and twenty five each breed) were randomly distributed reared as backyard system of farming. The birds were vaccinated against Ranikhet disease (F1 -strain) and Gumboro disease. From the experiment it was concluded that body weight gain was significantly higher in Krishna-J birds as compare to Kadaknath birds, similarly egg production was also significantly higher in the Krishna-J birds but age at 1st laying, hatchability and mortality data were non significant among each other. The egg selling rate was same for both the breeds but meat of Kadaknath bird fetch high price due to its medicinal uses.

Key words: Body weight gain, egg production, Kadaknath, Krishna-J, Mortality

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