The present study was conducted purposively in Banda and Hamirpur districts of the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh among the 80 backyard poultry rearing rural women. The study revealed that rural women were pre-dominantly young-aged and married, belong to Hindu religion and scheduled caste, with small, nuclear family, having medium level of family education status. They are primarily agricultural labourers, keeping small size backyard poultry flock as secondary occupation with marginal land holding, low annual family income(Rs. 13200-33800), average annual income was Rs. 34,995.62, low annual income from backyard poultry (Rs. 1,650-8,166) (i.e. 21.10% of annual family income).
Key words: Socio-economic, Rural women, Backyard Poultry, Bundelkhand region