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General Information

India has made considerable progress in broiler production in the last two decades. High quality chicks, equipments, vaccines and medicines are available. With an annual output of 41.06 billion eggs and 1000 million broilers, India ranks fourth largest producer of eggs and fifth largest producer of poultry broiler in the world. The broiler production has also sky rocketed at an annual growth rate of about 15 percent at present. Broiler farming has been given considerable importance in the national policy and has a good scope for further development in the years to come.

Advantages of Chicken farming

  • Initial investment is a little lower than layer farming.
  • Rearing period is 6-7 weeks only.
  • More number of flocks can be taken in the same shed.
  • Broilers have high feed conversion efficiency i.e. least amount of feed is required for unit body weight gain in comparison to other livestock.
  • Faster return from the investment.
  • Demand for poultry meat is more compared to sheep/Goat meat.
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