Bangu Bekele* and Legesse Tunsisa
South Agricultural Research Institute, Hawassa Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Bangu Bekele, South Agricultural Research Institute, Hawassa Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia.
Received: January 01, 2020; Published: January 31, 2020
The study was conducted at around Bona woreda, Sidama zone, SNNPR. 20 Participant farmers were selected purposively from both kebeles (10 from each kebele) and grouped then in to two in each kebele means 5 farmers for intervention and 5 for non-intervention or as control per kebele. This means 10 farmers participated in each kebele on the basis of willingness to construct poultry house, cover all the associated package costs and record the required data. Under each household 10 laying pullets were used for the experiment. The experiment was conducted starting from onset of egg production to the pick of production and the body weight data was recorded on weekly base, egg production and any mortality and morbidity data in daily basis by participating farmers from the group, using Das’ and research center technical assistants.
As a result indicated, no any significant difference between intervened and controlled/non-intervened research groups of chicken on initial body weight of chickens. However, starting from first month to the end of experiment, there was a significant difference between both research groups of birds on body weight gain. Also there was a significant difference of birds between both groups on egg production potential. That was birds at intervened research groups produced more eggs than the non-intervened group. Which indicates supplementation or intervention of feed, improved house and health care on indigenous chicken made more productive or enhance productivity incense, averagely 9 and 14 eggs/hen/month obtained at non intervened and intervened research groups respectively.as well as, birds kept at non intervened research groups has more exposed to predators and thieves.
Keywords:Indigenous Chicken; Farmer’s Management; Intervention and Production
Citation: Bangu Bekele and Legesse Tunsisa. “Evaluation of the Effect of Improved Chicken Housing, Feeding and Health Package on Local Chicken Production at Bona Woreda Sidama Zone, SNNPR”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.2 (2020): 24-27.
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